A football player suffering “sweet torture”: Lane gets to choose “MAXI housewife of the month”!
Although it’s November, Novi Sad’ restaurant “Fontana” provided very warm and pleasant atmosphere, owing to yet another event to select “MAXI housewife of the month”!
Traditionally, in the centre of Novi Sad, women from all parts of Serbia, loyal readers of culinary editions published by “Color Press Group”, alongside socializing, get to show their cooking skills and good spirits. Today, their assignment was to make baklavas, and the jury had to struggle to make a selection among those most typical ones, filled with walnuts, to those featuring sour cherries, lemon, chocolate and biscuits.
The jury was comprised of: Milan Jovanović Lane, famous football player, Dobrila Strajnić Rajkov, assistant to editor of culinary magazines, Aleksandra Dudvarski, editor at “TV Novele“, and one of home cooks – contestants, whose number was randomly drawn from the basket, Kristina Mitrović.
Right after they made visual evaluation of baklavas, the jury members had to taste over twenty of them, and we witnessed that their assignment was far from naïve and simple.
The jury, admitting they felt sorry that they had to proclaim only three best baklavas, out of a wide range of excellent ones, decided on the following prizes: The publishing house “Prometej” granted a 5.000 RSD voucher for a long-time contestant Nađa Dojin. A seven-day accommodation in the villa “Jana” at Kopaonik, provided by “Jolly tours”, was granted to a modest housewife Ljiljana Ćosić, for whom this was not the first prize ever won, because she had been participating in the event many times before.
A 10.000 RSD voucher, granted by “MAXI”, as well as the title “MAXI housewife of the month” went to the hands of Radmila Vujnović, whose baklavas got the highest grades. Obviously excited, with tears in her eyes, the first-placed home cook was so kind to share her winning recipe with the portal’s readers.
After the winners were proclaimed, and the prizes granted, after taking photographs and wonderful time spent socializing at the restaurant “Fontana”, the “Color Press Group” team moved on to the Children’s Village in Sremska Kamenica.
As always, we were greeted by joyful youngsters who received baklavas made for them, CDs by “City records”, and many other various magazines of the largest media company in Serbia and the region!
Winning recipe: Baklava roulade
- 500 g thin filo pastry
- 250 g margarine
- 1 dl oil
- 1 kg sugar
- 4 dl water
- 300 g ground walnuts
- 150 g ground “plasma” biscuits
- Dip walnuts and “plasma” in warm water, so that they don’t get dispersed.
- Lay one layer of filo pastry on top of the other, and fill the edges with walnuts and “plasma”.
- Roll tightly and repeat until you have used up all the material.
- Cut into 5 – 6 cm pieces, and top with margarine and oil.
- Bake 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven.
Place 1 kg of sugar in a pan, and mix it with 1 dl water until the sugar melts. Top the hot baklava with tepid topping.