Bougatsa Recipe

  • Bougatsa (μπουγάτσα) is a Greek plyllo pastrie filled with custard cream. It is a Greeks favorite snack, breakfast, or even dessert, perfect for any time of the day. Although this seems like a difficult sweet to make it is actually an easy one. It takes about 30 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook. Here is our favorite recipe with detailed instructions.


  • 1egg, room temperature
  • 1egg yolk, room temperature
  • 59.14ml sugar
  • 354.88ml whole milk
  • 59.14ml semolina (farina)
  • 118.29ml butter, cut into bits
  • 9.85ml fresh lemon juice
  • 1lemon, zest of
  • 2.46ml vanilla extract
  • 8-10phyllo pastry, thawed, covered with dampened towel
  • 118.29ml butter, melted
  • icing sugar
  • cinnamon
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