Roll out the puff pastry
and put it on a baking tray. Bake at 200 degrees
Celsius until it is golden brown.
Allow it to cool down and break it into pieces. Bring the milk to the
boil with the sugar. Dissolve the butter in the hot milk. Mix the puff
pastry with the raisins, apricots, the almonds and cinnamon and arrange
in an oven dish. Pour the milk mixture on top. Bake 15 minutes at 210
Om ali (Um ali) means Alis mother (I am not sure
about which Ali we are talking here). Most of the recipes use more than
twice as much sugar, but since the raisins are also sweet, I thought
this was enough. Instead of butter, you can also use whipped cream,
and put it on top before baking.
On 16 February 1923,
Howard Carter found the grave of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings
Egypt. Perhaps King Tut also liked this delicious
desert. Click on culinary calendar
for more links between cooking and celebration.
Add 1/2 cup of water
to the sugar and bring this to the boil. Cook on medium heat until the
mixture becomes golden. Pour half of the syrup on the bottom of a oven
dish and allow it to cool down. In the meantime, beat the eggs with
the egg yolks and vanilla sugar until the mixture becomes thick and
whitish; beat in the remaining syrup and pour this in the oven dis.
Fill a baking tray with water, put the oven dish in the water and bake
it half an hour at 150 degrees Celsius
in the oven. Allow it to cool down and invert on a large dish.
October Dia de la
Hispanidad, or Columbus Day, is celebrated since colonial times
Spain. Still, his
achievement is questioned, as other believe Leif Erikson (9 October) was
the first. Click on culinary calendar for more
links between cooking and worldwide history.