Recipe for Galotopita

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At first glance, this may look like a similar dessert to Galaktoboureko. While it is has many similar ingredients, it’s not exactly the same. This baked custard dessert isn’t topped with the signature syrup and there is no phyllo in this recipe, which means that the resulting custard will stand on its own.


  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup semolina flour
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Prepare Galatopita:

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.

Add the whole milk, granulated sugar, and 2 tablespoons of the butter to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. As the mixture is boiling, whisk in the semolina flour and continue to whisk until the mixture thickens slightly.

In a separate dish, beat 4 whole eggs and 2 egg whites together. Slowly whisk into the semolina mixture. Once mixture thickens a little more, pour it into a 9 x 9 glass baking dish.

Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and stir in the cinnamon and vanilla. Pour into the baking dish and mix gently using a butter knife until it’s well incorporated. Add to the center of the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before serving. Garnish with anything you want, such as chocolate sauce, cinnamon, and even honey!

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