Laz Böregi Custard Pie with Filo

Laz Böreği-Galaktoboureko

Laz Böreği in Turkish, Galaktoboureko in Greek is a dessert made with custard and filo, unlike Napoleons or  Mille-Feuille the custard is baked in the pastry. This dessert is a specialty in the region of Rize Turkey off the coast of the Black Sea, where my father in laws fathers family originates from. It has a funny name when you think about it, burek is a savoury dish, and this is a dessert! I wonder how it got its name!

In Albania my grandmother said that people would make baklava with a custard filling using milk and trahana, because the walnuts were expensive back when she was a young girl. She doesn’t remember though if it had a particular name for it, as she left Albania when she was 16.

My grandma actually made baklava with homemade filo dough, could you just imagine that! Making super thin layers of dough like that, she was a really hard working lady, and I can only imagine how delicious it was.

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Diamond Cut Baklava

baklava

Baklava is a delicious rich dessert that is very popular around the Mediterranean, every family and culture has their own traditional way of making it, my Grandmother from generations to generation in her family cut there’s in a star shape for the diamonds. For the syrup, I like mine simple without extra flavours or add ins.

My Grandfather was the master of baklava, everyone came to our house for Bajram not just to visit, but to get some baklava! Wish he could be here to taste mine, as I never got the chance to make it for him…every time I make it I think of him. My Grandmother says mine tastes just like hers, which makes me feel so good<3 Continue reading “Diamond Cut Baklava” »

Lady Fingers Baklava

baklava

Lady finger baklava, easier to make than the diamonds and much easier to eat! No fork needed for these little delights! I love making them for guests, friends….of course my family loves them too! I add ricotta to some of them, in Turkish the ricotta filled filo is called Lor….I make them into lady fingers and bake along  the walnut filled ones. Both are delicious, of course you may make either or both as I have. Continue reading “Lady Fingers Baklava” »

Baklava

Baklava

 

Baklava is a delicious rich dessert that is very popular around the Mediterranean, every family and culture has their own traditional way of making it, my Grandmother from generations cut there’s in a star shape for the diamonds.  As well as the syrup, I like mine simple without extra flavours or add ins.

My Grandfather was the master of baklava, everyone came to our house for bajram not just to visit, but to get some baklava! Wish he could be here to taste mine, as I never got the chance to make for him…every time I make it I think of him<3 My Grandmother says mine tastes just like hers, which makes me feel so good<3 Continue reading “Baklava” »

Baklava

bakalva on a serving plate

Baklava is a delicious rich dessert that is very popular around the Mediterranean, every family and culture has their own traditional way of making it, my Grandmother from generations to generation cut there’s in a star shape for the diamonds. For  the syrup, I like mine simple without extra flavours or add ins.

My Grandfather was the master of baklava, everyone came to our house for Bajram not just to visit, but to get some baklava! Wish he could be here to taste mine, as I never got the chance to make for him…every time I make it I think of him. My Grandmother says mine tastes just like hers, which makes me feel so good<3 Continue reading “Baklava” »

Kataifi with Cheese -Kunefe

Kunefe-Kataif with Cheese

Kataifi with cheese is a popular dessert in the Mediterranean, mostly in the Middle Eastern part and in Turkey. It is my favourite way of preparing Kataifi. My kids and husband love when I make this!  Continue reading “Kataifi with Cheese -Kunefe” »

Baklava Lady Fingers(Step by Step)

Lady finger baklava
Baklava lady fingers! This has got to be the most requested recipe that I get from everyone! I am so glad to be able to share this with you! Hope you enjoy the tutorial, if you have any question please feel free to ask!  Continue reading “Baklava Lady Fingers(Step by Step)” »

Lor Paynir

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Lor Peynir in Turkish, is ricotta filled filo pastry dough, with syrup. Its so delicious one of my favourite desserts:) Continue reading “Lor Paynir” »