3 sticks butter, clarified
3 cups walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup sugar
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
½ tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
3 tsp of butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Melt the butter,
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the walnuts until they are a coarse crumbs.
Put the nuts in a bowl and add the sugar and cinnamon.
In the same food processor, add the eggs, sugar, cottage cheese, salt and vanilla and process until smooth and fluffy.
Brush the pan with butter, and then add one sheet of filo pastry
Brush the top piece with butter, and then sprinkle about half of the walnut/sugar mixture onto the filo dough, evenly distributing it.
Add one more sheet of filo and butter over the nuts layer
Next, pour the custard in.
Lay a piece of filo over the custard and gently butter it.
Lay a second piece of filo and butter it.
Do another three layers of filo over the top in the same way that you did the first three layers.
When you get to the top, tuck all of the overhang in, and generously brush the whole thing with melted butter.
Bake the bugatso in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until the filo is golden.
Let the bugatso cool before cutting in order to let the custard set