Metaxas (Moroccan Baklava)
The springtime air in the Mediterranean is perfumed by the blossoming orange trees, and so is the cuisine. Young orange blossoms are distilled into flower water, which is used in many dessert recipes and to enhance plain orange slices themselves. Add a few drops to chilled hibiscus water for a refreshing Egyptian tea. Try infusing vanilla cake frosting or sugar cookie icing with orange blossoms’ seductively sweet, floral accents. Vanilla and orange blossom make great friends, especially in a citrusy creme brûlée. If you're not sure where to buy Orange Blossom Water, The Spice House's orange flower water is made with orange oil, and is stronger that traditional orange flower water. We recommend using half the amount called for in recipes. Ingredients: orange flower water.