Mutekke Cookies(شیرینی متکا)

Mutekke or Cigarette  cookies are  traditional Azerbaijani cookies. Mutekke which is called bolster in English language is a long and narrow pillow filled with cotton or feather. By the way I have attached some photos of Mutekke in following photos. So name of this cookie come from their shape which resembles a traditional tube-shaped pillow which in old times of Iran, we used to use … Continue reading Mutekke Cookies(شیرینی متکا)

Persian Saffron Rice Pudding ( Sholeh Zard)

Saffron rice pudding is called ‘ Sholeh zard’ in Farsi language. An exotic dessert from Persia. Name of Sholeh zard describes texture and colour of the dessert. It is an aromatic, delicious and traditional Persian dessert with beautiful golden colour that takes this colour from saffron and garnished with cinnamon, pistachio and almonds. Sholeh zard usually served during special occasions such as Ramadan. It is … Continue reading Persian Saffron Rice Pudding ( Sholeh Zard)

Newspaper shape baklava

Baklava is a kind of crunchy sweet and rich pastry made with filo pastry and filled with chopped nuts such as: almonds, walnuts, pistachio and hazelnuts and spices like, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. In Iran there is drier version of baklava as well that is cooked in diamond- shaped and flavoured with rose water. Baklava is very popular in Iran, Turkey, Greece, countries around Persian … Continue reading Newspaper shape baklava