Bring half a cup of
water to the boil and add the butter. Turn the heat low and add the
flour, keep stirring until it becomes a ball. Turn off the heat and
stir in the eggs one by one. Make 8 heaps on a greased baking tray and
bake the puffs 20 minutes at 200 degrees
Celsius. Allow the to cool down
and cut them open. Fill them with cream. For the icing, stir the egg
white, icing sugar and cacao well together. The idea is that you cover
the whole puff, but I only did the top side for fear of an enormous
This is a recipe from
Den Bosch or 's Hertogenbosch, the capital of Noord-Brabant, a province
in the south of the Netherlands.
Mix the walnuts and almonds with 2 tablespoons sugar.
Melt the butter. Put a half of the phyllo sheets on the bottom of a
greased oven dish and brush each sheet with butter. Distribute the nut
mixture over the dough and cover with the remaining phyllo sheets; brush
each with melted butter. Cut the baklava in squares and bake 20 minutes
at 200 degrees Celsius. In the meantime,
bring 1 cup of water to the boil and add the remaining sugar, the cinnamon
and the orange peel. Cook on high heat until it becomes syrup. Take
the baklava out of the oven, brush with the last butter and pour the
orange syrup on top. Wait a few hours before serving.
This is a recipe from the Marmara region, the area
famous for its culinary performance.