Bougatsa Is The One Greek Pastry You Absolutely Must Try

Bougatsa is one of those things that when you see pictures of it or read about it you instantly start drooling, even if you’ve never eaten it before.



So what is bougatsa? It’s a Greek pastry consisting of buttery, flaky phyllo dough wrapped around either a cheese filling or a sweet semolina custard filling.

Drooling yet? Yep, I thought so.

Bougatsa – A New Greek Pastry Addiction

Our first taste of bougatsa came from Lions Square in Heraklion, Crete. The place we went to, Kirkor, had both the cheese and the cream types, but I’m a sucker for breakfast sweets so we went for the cream version.

Our square of bougatsa was chopped into small bite-sized chunks and sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon.

By the fountain in Lions Square, we giddily munched our breakfast: the phyllo dough was nice and flaky (albeit a little soggy on the bottom), and the custard was sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth but not so sugary that I felt like I was eating dessert.

And, of course, the powdered sugar and cinnamon on top added a little extra tastiness.

Try Bougatsa Any Chance You Can Get

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