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Galaktoboureko (Greek: γαλακτομπούρεκο, Turkish: Laz böreği, Arabic: شعيبيات, Laz: Paponi) is a Greek, Turkish, and Syrian dessert of semolina custard baked in filo. Turkish Laz böreği is made with a type of pudding called muhallebi instead of semolina custard. It is popular in Rize and Artvin provinces in the Black Sea Region, home of many Laz people.
|Region or state||Greece, Turkey, Syria|
|Main ingredients||Phyllo, semolina custard|
It may be made in a pan, with filo layered on top and underneath and cut into square portions, or rolled into individual servings (often approximately 10 cm (4 in) long). It is served or coated with a clear, sweet syrup. The custard may be flavored with lemon, orange, or rose. Unlike mille-feuille, which it otherwise resembles, the custard is baked with the pastry, not added afterwards.
Turkish Laz böreği is made with a variation of the pudding called muhallebi with the inclusion of cornmeal and ground black pepper, instead of semolina custard. It is popular in Rize and Artvin provinces in the Black Sea Region, home of many Laz people. Its ingredients are thin filo dough, butter, muhallebi, black pepper and simple syrup. Today, it's possible to eat Laz böreği at some restaurants in big cities which serve traditional dishes from the Black Sea region.
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