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Phyllo Pastry Cake with Semolina Cream Filling

Some of us seem to always be on a sweets bender. This time just try this Greek-inspired dessert - phyllo pastry cake with semolina cream which has such a smooth and milky filling. As always, the phyllo crust simply upgrades the sweets. Give it a try!
Some of us seem to always be on a sweets bender. This time just try this Greek-inspired dessert - phyllo pastry cake with semolina cream which has such a smooth and milky filling. As always, the phyllo crust simply upgrades the sweets. Give it a try!

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Ingredients

For the filling:
4 eggs
½ cup sugar
2 cups of milk
1 cup semolina flour
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 ounce butter
For the phyllo pastry cake:
½ cup melted butter
8 phyllo sheets
¼ cup sugar
For the syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
lemon zest from one lemon
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon honey

Ingredients

  • For the filling:

  • For the phyllo pastry cake:

  • For the syrup:

Steps

1
Done

Beat the eggs with the sugar until creamy. Set them aside.

2
Done

Heat the milk in a pot over low heat. Continuously stir while gradually adding the semolina, then the vanilla extract.

3
Done

Continue to stir and bring the mixture to a simmer. Remove from heat, add butter and stir more until even. Combine with the egg mixture and set aside.

4
Done

For the phyllo pastry cake: Coat a 10 x 5 x 2 inch (24 x 13 x 5 cm) baking dish with melted butter. Line the baking dish with 2 phyllo sheets and coat them with butter. Add the next 2 phyllo sheets and again butter. Continue to add another 2 phyllo sheets and again butter.

5
Done

Transfer the semolina pudding into the phyllo-lined baking dish. Add the last 2 phyllo sheets and butter, and flip their margins inside over the semolina pudding.

6
Done

Sprinkle the top with the sugar. Bake for 25 minutes at 350⁰F/175⁰C.

7
Done

For the syrup: Add water and sugar to a medium-sized pan. Let them simmer for 5 minutes and then add lemon zest (or lemon peel), cinnamon stick and honey. After your cake is done, add this syrup over it and bake again for 15 minutes.

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Nutritional Chart

355 kcal
Calories
7 g
Protein
19 g
Fat
35 g
Carbohydrates

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Andrei Gusty

Well, I love to eat! I guess I always did. Tasty foods, traditional foods, fast-foods, healthy foods and, again, not so healthy ones. You name it.

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