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Wild Weed Pie: A Lifetime of Recipes

By Janni Kyritsis and Roberta Muir

Published 2006

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Galaktoboureko is a Greek custard pie. Traditionally, a custard is made on the stove top and poured onto commercial filo pastry in a large tray, topped with more filo, baked to cook the custard, then removed from the oven and doused in sugar syrup. I always found that this method resulted in soggy pastry, especially on the bottom. I’m not trying to reinvent traditional Greek cooking, but at MG Garage I made my own filo pastry and used cooked custard, which gives a drier and crisper pastry a