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.