While Greek cuisine and diet is characterized by mainly vegetarian dishes as well as vegan desserts made with olive oil, in times of celebration they really go all out. Case in point: galatopita or galopita which basically translates to milk pie. It is a baked custard cake or pie, but our version has no crust.
When Greeks were not fasting from animal products, there were periods in between where they enjoyed more “luxurious” foods such as eggs and butter and the desserts reflected this.
This cake is a family favorite, my mother will make it for Easter and for the 15th of August. I will say that this cake/pie is rather simple and light. There is no crust which makes things a lot easier (also reduces calories). It is not really rich in calories, just a few eggs, a bit of sugar and I used low-fat milk. The result is a dessert with few carbs and fat and rich in protein.
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