Milk Banitza

A type of Bulgarian dessert

Milk Banitza


2lbs flour,
9 eggs,
2 cups milk,
1 cup cupful sugar,
1/2 cup semolina,
1 tbsp oil,
1 tbsp vinegar,
1 cup water,
pinch of salt
2 tbsp butter.


Combine the flour, salt, 1 egg, vinegar, and 3 cups water and knead a medium-hard dough. Roll into thin sheets (makes about 10). You can also use filo dough sheets >from the store instead. Place all sheets in a tray, one after another, basting each one with melted butter. Cut into squares or diamonds. Bring the milk to the boil, add the sugar, remaining butter and semolina under constant stirring. Allow to cool down, then add the 8 beaten eggs. Mix well and pour over the pastry sheets. Bake for about 25 mins in 375 F oven. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar or other icing.

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