Easy Peasy Milk Pie


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When a child is born and before it reaches the second year of age, the parents decide for its baptism or christening. The majority of Greeks belong to the Orthodox scheme and thus they have to baptize their children, so as for them to become members of the Greek Orthodox Church. Every child has a godparent, who is chosen by its parents. Usually this person comes from either the families of the couple or their friends. This person is supposed to be the spiritual guide of the child and help him or her through the course of becoming an adult and continue to offer his/her support through the years.

For the Orthodox Church, christening is one of the seven mysteries and is a ceremony that takes place in a church. The godparent on behalf of the child accepts the grace of God and Holy Spirit and becomes a member of the God’s church. That day friends and family are invited to participate and celebrate with the couple and child. The child is baptized into a rounded vessel filled with water that is called “Kolibithra” three times. These three times symbolize the three days Christ was buried and resurrected.

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Usually, and because baptism is considered a very important event in the life of the child and its parents, a big fest takes place after the mystery in which the couple has the chance to celebrate along with their families, relatives and friends. Godparent is responsible to buy the child’s clothing for the mystery and also buy a golden cross which is blessed by the priest and is the child’s “weapon” against evil.

I have a godmother, my husband has a godfather and my son too has a godmother. I myself have become a godmother to two children and so did my husband.

Nowadays, things have become less complicated and godparents have one and only obligation, to offer gifts to their godchildren in four different occasions; Name days, Christmas, birthdays and Easter.

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One of my two godchildren is almost six years old and he had his Name Day a few days ago. So as a good godmother, I bought him a present and invited him and his dad to come and spend the Sunday with us. I made my Marinated Greek Souvlaki with Pitas and French fries and for a sweet I made this so easy and so delicious Milk Pie. It is a recipe adapted from Vefa Alexiadou and I have made it several times.

If you are somewhat hesitant in working with phylo, this pie is the best thing to start becoming familiar with it. All you have to do is crumple the phylo sheets and place them in the pan. It doesn’t require any particular pattern or way of doing it. It is as simple as that and apart from phylo, which must be available at home, all the other ingredients, I think, are always present at everyone’s house. Milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla. It was a delicious pie and as easy as counting to ten. Also it preserves very well and all you have to do is reheat a little bit before serving it.

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Easy Peasy Milk Pie

Ingredients

7 phylo sheets

1/3 cup butter or margarine

¼ tsp cinnamon

3 large eggs

1 cup sugar

3 cups warm milk

1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 vanillin

Caster sugar or confectioner’s sugar and cinnamon for dusting on top

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Instructions

Preheat the oven at 175° C/ 345° F.

Butter a rounded pan with diameter 30cm or 12 in.

Take a phylo sheet and place the short side towards you.

Crumple the sheet and place it loosely in circle in the pan.

Do the same with the rest of the sheets.

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Melt the butter in the microwave and pour it on top of the sheets trying to spread it so as to go everywhere.

Dust with cinnamon and place it in the oven.

Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the phylo sheets have taken a nice golden color.

In the meantime, in a bowl whisk the sugar and the eggs.

Add the milk and the vanilla and incorporate.

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When the phylo sheets are golden remove from the oven and pour on top of them the milk batter making sure it goes everywhere.

Place again in the oven and bake for another 25 minutes or until the milk batter has become cream.

Remove from the oven, let it rest for 5 minutes, dust with confectioner’s sugar and cinnamon and serve while it is warm.

If you have leftovers, place them in the fridge and just reheat them before serving them.

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5.0 from 15 reviews

Easy Peasy Milk Pie
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Sweet
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 7 phylo sheets
  • ⅓ cup butter or margarine
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups warm milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 vanillin
  • Caster sugar or confectioner’s sugar and cinnamon for dusting on top

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Preheat the oven at 175° C/ 345° F.
  2. Butter a rounded pan with diameter 30cm or 12 in.
  3. Take a phylo sheet and place the short side towards you.
  4. Crumple the sheet and place it loosely in circle in the pan.
  5. Do the same with the rest of the sheets.
  6. Melt the butter in the microwave and pour it on top of the sheets trying to spread it so as to go everywhere.
  7. Dust with cinnamon and place it in the oven.
  8. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the phylo sheets have taken a nice golden color.
  9. In the meantime, in a bowl whish the sugar and the eggs.
  10. Add the milk and the vanilla and incorporate.
  11. When the phylo sheets are golden remove from the oven and pour on top of them the milk batter making sure it goes everywhere.
  12. Place again in the oven and bake for another 25 minutes or until the milk batter has become cream.
  13. Remove from the oven, let it rest for 5 minutes, dust with confectioner’s sugar and cinnamon and serve while it is warm.
  14. If you have leftovers, place them in the fridge and just reheat them before serving them.

Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe adapted from Vefa Alexiadou

5.0 from 15 reviews

Εύκολη Γαλατόπιτα
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Επιδόρπιο
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Ελληνική

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 7 φύλλα κρούστας
  • ⅓ φλ. βούτυρο ή μαργαρίνη
  • ¼ κ.γ. κανέλα
  • 3 μεγάλα αυγά
  • 1 φλ. ζάχαρη
  • 3 φλ. ζεστό γάλα
  • 1 κ.γ. εκχύλισμα βανίλιας ή 1 βανιλίνη
  • Ζάχαρη άχνη και κανέλα για το πασπάλισμα στην κορυφή

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Προθερμάνετε το φούρνο στους 175° C.
  2. Βουτυρώστε ένα στρογγυλό ταψί με διάμετρο 30cm.
  3. Πάρτε ένα φύλλο και τοποθετήστε την κοντή πλευρά προς το μέρος σας.
  4. Τσαλακώστε το φύλλο και βάλτε το χαλαρά σε κύκλο στο ταψί.
  5. Κάντε το ίδιο με τα υπόλοιπα φύλλα.
  6. Λιώστε το βούτυρο σε φούρνο μικροκυμάτων και ρίξτε το πάνω από τα φύλλα έτσι ώστε να πάει παντού.
  7. Πασπαλίστε με κανέλα και βάλτε το στο φούρνο.
  8. Ψήστε για περίπου 25-30 λεπτά ή μέχρι τα φύλλα να πάρουν ένα ωραίο χρυσό χρώμα.
  9. Εν τω μεταξύ, σε ένα μπολ χτυπήστε τη ζάχαρη και τα αυγά.
  10. Προσθέστε το γάλα και τη βανίλια και ενσωματώστε.
  11. Όταν βγάλετε τα φύλλα από το φούρνο ρίξτε από πάνω τους το μίγμα γάλακτος, φροντίζοντας να πηγαίνει παντού.
  12. Βάλτε και πάλι στο φούρνο και ψήστε για άλλα 25 λεπτά ή μέχρι το γάλα να γίνει κρέμα.
  13. Βγάλτε από το φούρνο, αφήστε να ξεκουραστεί για 5 λεπτά.
  14. Πασπαλίστε με άχνη ζάχαρη και κανέλα όσο είναι ζεστό.

Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Συνταγή προσαρμογή από τη Βέφα Αλεξιάδου

 

It was featured in Munchin Mondays at www.nibblesbynic.com

 

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70 Responses to Easy Peasy Milk Pie

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  1. Dorothy says:

    by looking at your photos! Oh My God! Thank you for making me more hungry! :D you deserve 5 stars!

    Cheers!!
    Dorothy

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  3. Lisa says:

    I am featuring you in this week’s Try a New Recipe Tuesday. Congratulations! Be sure to stop by and grab an “I’ve been featured” button from my sidebar for your blog. :-)

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  5. BeBetsy says:

    Love this recipe and it looks so delicious. Yummy!

    We have featured your wonderful recipe on BeBetsy Brag About It No. 31. Grab a button – thanks so much – and have a great week!

    Best regards,
    Sharon and Denise
    BeBetsy

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  7. DesignedByBH says:

    This looks great! Thank you so much for linking up to Twirl & Take a Bow!

    - Brooke -

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  9. Lisa says:

    Yum! :-) Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/11/try-new-recipe-tuesday-november-26.html

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  11. I think we will have this for Christmas. I adore recipes with few ingredients and you have laid it all out so nicely. I’m sharing this on my fb farm page:)

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  13. Miz Helen says:

    This is a pie that we would just love, it looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your Thanksgiving week!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

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  15. CONGRATS on being THE most viewed link last week at our Best Of The Weekend party!! This is now featured across all THREE of our blogs at the party this eve!!
    Come on over and grab a “featured button” if you would like. Thanks so much again for linking up. Lisa, Cindy and I look forward to seeing you again soon!! xo

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  17. This is a stunning pie! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  19. Nicole says:

    What a beautiful pie! I always learn something new when I visit your blog. Thanks for linking up to Let’s Get Real last week. I’m featuring this pie for this week’s party!

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  21. Christine says:

    Oh how I wish I could get phyllo dough in China. One day, I’ll have to see if it can be made as an online purchase and get one of my colleagues to help me… yum…beautiful pictures!

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  23. That pie is gorgeous and I’m guessing it’s delish! And your photos are just beautiful :)
    Thank you for linking up with Twirl & Take a Bow! xo

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  25. Natashalh says:

    I’d never heard of milk cake before, or the story behind it. It looks tasty and I kind of wonder why I’ve never seen it before! Visiting from Tasty Tuesdays. =)

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  27. WOW, what an awesome looking pie! Delicious custard with crunchy topping!

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  29. Kathy M says:

    Your pie looks wonderful. It reminds me of a crunchy custard pie. Thank you for the post.

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  31. Kathy M says:

    You pie looks wonderful. It reminds me of a crunchy custard pie. Thank you for the post.

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  33. Diane Balch says:

    Love the baptism story and it is so interesting the way this pie is assembled. Thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

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  35. Wow! That pie looks incredibly delicious, and the story is wonderful as well. I just love the history behind your stories. :) Thank you so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend. Have a great week!!

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  37. Jenn says:

    I’ve never heard of milk pie before. It looks yummy! I would love for you to stop by and link up and my link party at http://ihearthandson.blogspot.ca/2013/11/show-off-friday-4.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  39. Jelli says:

    Katerina, this looks fabulous! I’ve never made a pie with phyllo pastry before and I love all the filling ingredients. Pinning right now. What a yummy looking simple dessert.

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  41. Winnie says:

    This is such a unique cake!!
    Looks fantastic and sounds super delicious
    I’m definitely going to try it
    Thank you so much for the recipe :)
    Pinned

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  43. What a beautiful tradition and what a wonderful godmother you are! The milk pie looks amazing-thanks for sharing!

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  45. A_Boleyn says:

    Amazing use of phyllo. I’ve made galactoboureko, spanakopita and baklava but this is a new one on me. :)

    http://a-boleyn.livejournal.com/145469.html

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  47. TaMara says:

    This looks so elegant, yet the instructions seem so simple that even I might be able to make this. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing at Food on Friday.

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  49. maria at inredningsvis says:

    WOWWWW that looks SO YUMMY mmm:) your blog is my addiction now haha

    Check out my ALL time chocolate cake recipy in the link above:)

    Have a wonderful day dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis – The Swedish home decor blog

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  51. Juliana says:

    What a beautiful and elegant dessert Katerina, the idea of light and crispy layer together with the creamy milk just sounds awesome.
    Thanks for this recipe my dear :D

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  53. What a sweet godmother you are, I think it’s a little sad that the tradition of godparents is being reduced to few times a year gift givers, I barely ever see mine. This looks like a treat to enjoy and so so easy :)

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  55. What a pretty dessert…and it does sound easy!

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  57. Balvinder says:

    You use pyllo sheets a lot in your desserts and all of them look great.

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  59. Kathy says:

    Katerina, I can’t believe how easy this is…and how very luscious it looks! I have just pinned it! Can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

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  61. rosita says:

    Me encantan los pasteles de leche un pie de lujo realmente exquisito…. he intentado hacer la masa filo necesito más práctica,abrazos.

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  63. Beth says:

    I’ve never heard of milk pie before, but it sounds delicious! You are a great godmother.

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  65. Milk tart was a national favorite dessert in the Southern tip of Africa where I grew up, before I left for Canada…and now we live in the tropics in Central/South America.

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  67. Liz says:

    My children would have been delighted to celebrate their name days, too! Your pie looks amazing…especially with the phyllo topping. Wow!

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  69. Great presentation and looks super yummy!

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  71. Joanne says:

    The filo topping on this is just gorgeous! And love the warm, comforting flavors.

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  73. Hi Katerina! Wow this pie looks so gorgeous, and I love the flaky top! Phylo sheets are so convenient and makes lots of great stuff! Wish I have a slice with my coffee right now. :)

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  75. j m says:

    Hi,

    Does the fat % in the milk matter? Does it have to be whole milk or can I use 2%?

    Not sure if the custard will set if I use 2%

    thanks,

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  77. rebecca says:

    looks great and my bro is a God parent to my daughter nice tradition

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  79. Mrs Mulberry says:

    What a beautiful recipe and accompanying story. It has been so lovely to discover your wonderful blog!

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  81. Baptism is a very celebrated event in our home too. I was wondering how you got all of those delicious crunchy bits to your milk pie. This dessert looks fantastic. Have a super week. BAM

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  83. Such a simple and delicious recipe :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  85. mjskit says:

    You have grab my attention with this pie. I have never worked with phyllo before but for this pie it obviously doesn’t matter. What a great little pie! you can bet I’ll be making this. How can I pass up “easy peasy”? :) Thanks for the story and the pie recipe!

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  87. Monet says:

    Beautiful pie and what a lucky godchild you have! Thank you for sharing such an elegant and relatively simple dessert!

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  89. Nicky says:

    Katerina, you make this looks so easy and delicious. I love phylo. Thanks for sharing this during Our Little Family Adventure’s Thanksgiving Menu Planning Event. I’ve added a link to your recipe on my planning post. ~Nicky

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  91. Nicky says:

    Katerina, this looks delicious and so easy to put together. Thanks for sharing this during Our Little Family Adventure’s Thanksgiving Menu Planning Event. I’ve added a link to your recipe on my planning post. ~Nicky

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  93. This looks so inviting! Those filo pastry layers are so gorgeous.

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  95. grace says:

    this is completely fantastic, katerina! it must taste so good and it seems to come together with very little effort–wonderful!

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  97. You are so sweet, your godchildren are lucky for sure.
    This pie is a must in everyone’s recipe book, looks so good and pretty easy too.

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  99. Mary Frances says:

    This looks so interesting, great textures. It looks a bit like a rose there in the making process. Thank you for sharing!

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  101. a quiet life says:

    i love the learning lessons you share during our meal! this looks wonderful, i have never seen a pie like this and look forward to making my own, beautiful pics!

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  103. Asmita says:

    Hi Katerina,
    How I would love to taste this. Looks amazing! Everything you make looks amazing!!!

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  105. Barbara says:

    Wow! That is so pretty, Katerina. Haven’t ever seen anything like it. Definitely bookmarked!

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  107. This easy peasy milk pie sounds absolutely divine! And love the fact that it is easy peasy ;)

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  110. pizzarossa says:

    That pie looks wonderful! I love phylo <3

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  112. Λίλα says:

    Το αγαπημένο μου γλυκό είναι αυτό……………την φτιάχνω λίγο διαφορετική αλλά μου άρεσε πολύ και η δική σου συνταγή!!!

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  114. Claire says:

    That sounds like a special time with your godchild! And the perfect dessert to go along with it. In a few weeks we are traveling to see my niece’s christening and my husband and I are her godparents. I’m looking forward to celebrating with them.

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  116. Dina says:

    I love milk pies. this looks so good!

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  118. sowmya says:

    This looks fantastic! Definitely on my must make list.

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  120. Your godchildren are very lucky to be treated to such delicious treats. This pie may be easy but it looks beautiful, like a flower almost.

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  122. Kate says:

    We don’t have true godparents in my religion. But there’s also a lot less spiritual guidance and more self guidance, so maybe that makes sense.

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  125. Αγαπημένο γλυκάκι!
    Μου φαίνεται πολύ ενδιαφέρων ο τρόπος με τον οποίο το ψήνεις!
    Φιλιά και καλή εβδομάδα!

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  127. Ola says:

    As always, interesting to read about Greek tradition!
    the cake looks very good

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  129. Louise says:

    What lovely presentation for a Godchild’s Name Day celebration, Katerina. I see the Greek ceremony of Baptism is much like those celebrated by Italians. When my children were young though, they weren’t “allowed” out of the house until they were baptized which was usually by the time they were a month old.

    My grandmother use to make us Milk Pie when were were sick but I don’t remember it having phylo in it. Your recipe sounds most interesting and as you say probably a wonderful way to test my phylo skills, lol…

    Thank you so much for sharing, Katerina…

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  131. Ξανθή says:

    Πολύ ωραία Κατερίνα και γρήγορη!!
    Καλή εβδομάδα.

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  133. Sissi says:

    Dear Katerina, this looks like a piece of art! Even the stage before baking looks beautiful! I am bookmarking it (I must hurry or I will never do all your recipes with phyllo before my death ;-) ).
    I had no idea you also celebrate name’s day. I find it an excellent excuse to get more presents and to celebrate.

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  135. Jojo says:

    What a beautiful and easy dessert!

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