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paharo45

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I've been eyeing this dessert for quite some time, it's a classic and eaten for breakfast! I've been dying to try it

 

ellinasgolfer0320

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Bougatsa is a must try in Greece, period :p

Imagine eating galaktoboureko without syrup and with powdered sugar and cinnamon on top. That's bougatsa.
 

redsoxdw_

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Bougatsa is a must try in Greece, period :p

Imagine eating galaktoboureko without syrup and with powdered sugar and cinnamon on top. That's bougatsa.
Is there a difference in the custard?? Ive never had bougatsa
 
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ellinasgolfer0320

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Is there a difference in the custard?? Ive never had bougatsa
Generally there isn't, but people could make the recipe their own and do something a bit different.

What's nice about bougatsta is that you can walk around with it in your hand and eat it. You don't have to sit down and eat it with a fork and knife as you do with galaktoboureko.
 

redsoxdw_

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True, I find that people usually make galaktoboureko much thicker in the middle
Generally there isn't, but people could make the recipe their own and do something a bit different.

What's nice about bougatsta is that you can walk around with it in your hand and eat it. You don't have to sit down and eat it with a fork and knife as you do with galaktoboureko.
 

k_tsoukalas

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Is there a difference in the custard?? Ive never had bougatsa
It all depends on who is making it. Bougatsa in Greece tends to be lighter and fluffier, whereas the galaktoboureko custard tends to be a little heavier. But, that isn't always the case. Technically the custards in the two dishes are the same. It all depends on the preference of the chef.
 

ladytina

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It all depends on who is making it. Bougatsa in Greece tends to be lighter and fluffier, whereas the galaktoboureko custard tends to be a little heavier. But, that isn't always the case. Technically the custards in the two dishes are the same. It all depends on the preference of the chef.
Ya for me, it's hard to tell if galaktoboureko just feels heavier because of the syrup. I love the light, airy feeling of a good bougatsa! Thessaloniki has some of the best in Greece.
 
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dubai_suzie

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Ya for me, it's hard to tell if galaktoboureko just feels heavier because of the syrup. I love the light, airy feeling of a good bougatsa! Thessaloniki has some of the best in Greece.
Thats such a good point actually, bougatsa is definitely lighter now that I'm remembering (haven't had one in so long :()
 

ladytina

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Thats such a good point actually, bougatsa is definitely lighter now that I'm remembering (haven't had one in so long :()
Ya, I've only ever made galaktoboureko and not bougatsa, so I don't know if the recipes are different. But I've certainly eaten both!!! :D
 
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