YumYum Divas YumYum Recipes: Greek Bougatsa, contributed by TwinLakesChef

Recipe Title: Greek Bougatsa

Contributed by: TwinLakesChef

List of Ingredients
Cheese-Filled Bougatsa
3 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
½ pound mascarpone cheese:
½ teaspoon grated lemon zest (about
1/2 lemon)
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanllla
15 sheets phyllo dough
1/2 cup (1 stlck) butter, melted
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

Lemon Syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice.

Preparation
Lemon Syrup
Combine 1/2 cup water, and1/2 cup sugar in small saucepan.
Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice. Cool.

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Beat together eggs and sugar in large bowl on medium-high speed until
light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in mascarpone cheese, lemon rind,
lemon juice and vanilla until smooth.

Butter heavy-bottomed, deep dish , 9-inch pie plate.

Unroll phyllo sheets flat on work surface; cover with damp, clean, kitchen towel.

Lay 1 sheet of phyllo into buttered pie plate.
Brush with melted butter. Place another sheet on top; brush with butter.
Repeat 6 times , for a total of 8 sheets.

Using kitchen scissors, trim excess phyllo, leaving about 1/2-inch overhang .

Pour filling into pie plate. Place 1 sheet of phyllo over filling; ' gently brush with butter. Repeat layering 5 more times so you have used a total of 6 sheets for top. Trim edges to 1/2-inch overhang.

Lay remaining Phyllo sheet on work surface; brush with butter. Using pizza wheel or sharp knife, cut phyllo from one long end to the other, into 1/2 “ wide strips. Pile strips on top of bougatsa in random fashion.

Bake in 375" oven for 35 minutes or until nicely browned. Remove from oven to wire rack and let cool for about 1 hour.

To serve, dust edge with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm, or refrigerate and serve cold.

Accompany with Lemon Syrup.

Cooking Time & Temperature
375" oven for 35 minutes or until nicely browned

Number of Servings: 10 servings

Nutritional Analysis: 345 calories, 23 grams fat (12 g saturated),6 g protein, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 171 mg sodium, 118 mg cholesterol.

Cookbook Category
Dessert

General Cooking/Prep Method
Assembly
Bake
Stovetop

Recipe Type - Categories
Greek Cuisine

Extra Features of Recipe
Difficulty Level-Moderate

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"Greek Bougatsa"
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