Christmas fruit cake

This is my Christmas fruit cake, a dark, super tasty and full of flavour. Ingredients 150g plain flour 75g ground almond 350g prunes and glacé cherries 230g raisins 35g candied orange peel 175ml honey 125ml spiced rum 175g unsalted butter 175g muscovado sugar 1 orange juice and zest 1 lemon zest 3 eggs 2tbsp cocoa powder ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp clove ½ tsp nutmeg … Continue reading Christmas fruit cake

Kutab (An Azerbaijani Stuffed Flat Bread Naan)نان قطاب آذربایجانی

Qutab or Kutab is an Azerbaijani gorgeous and very thin flat bread (naan) which is typically filled with ground meat and onions or green herbs such as mixture of spinach, dill, coriander, … spices and cheese . So, Kutab comes with different fillings and you can change the filling because as I mentioned, you can use any fillings you choose. In North Khorasan Province and … Continue reading Kutab (An Azerbaijani Stuffed Flat Bread Naan)نان قطاب آذربایجانی

Zucchini Flat(naan)Bread

Naan / noon /nan is a Persian word and means bread. Naan is a kind of flat bread found in the Iranian cuisine, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Indian and Middle East countries. Naan being freshly prepared in tandoor and we can get fresh beautiful naan for breakfast, lunch and dinner from bakery everyday. There are loads of different kinds of naan bread. All are gorgeous, tasty and … Continue reading Zucchini Flat(naan)Bread

Falafel

Falafel is one the most favourite fast foods in the Middle East. Falafel is an Arabic word,and plural ‘ filfil’ meaning “pepper”. Falafel is a meatless food and good source of protein and suitable for vegetarians. Originally it is spicy but in any country it has adjusted based on the taste of people. Falafel is made of chickpeas or fava beans. Egyptians make falafe with … Continue reading Falafel

Meat pie

This type of beautiful and delicious stuffed fried bread is made in different countries such as Iran, Turkey, Afghanestn, Republic Azerbaijan, India, China, Korea and referred to by different names.   For example in Iran it’s called ‘ Kelane ‘ in Afghanestan is called ‘ Bolani, in India is called paratha, and yet , you can call these kinds of filled pastries or stuffed  bread: … Continue reading Meat pie

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)

Peach Cookies شیرینی هلویی

These tempting, pretty peach shape cookies are just beauties and suitable for any occasion, for 4 seasons, and resemble to the real peaches.   Ingredients 210g plain flour ½ tsp baking powder 80g unsalted butter 55g plain yogurt 2 egg yolks pinch of salt 50g white sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract   Ingredients for filling 1/3 cup Nutella or 1/3 peach jam Ingredients for colouring … Continue reading Peach Cookies شیرینی هلویی

My Homemade Olive Bread

I love freshly baked breads, their smell is amazing and because I am an olive lover, I have baked and shared my different kinds of olive breads in my page  and today I baked other olive bread with crunchy outside and soft inside. This bread is salty, peppery, and combination of olives and garlic flavour makes magic and you will have a beautiful bread. Ingredients … Continue reading My Homemade Olive Bread