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

Vegetarian kebab

This is one of the  tastiest vegetarian kebabs which is made with bread and vegetabls. It is simple but super tasty and easy to make it, with crispy texture, golden outside and fulllllllllllll of flavour. You may serve it with yogurt, sweet chilli sauce, any kind of chutney or ketchup. Ingredients 5 slices of fresh white or brown bread 1 cup chickpeas, cooked 1 onion … Continue reading Vegetarian kebab

Sour cherry beef stew ( Khoresht-e Aalbalu) with spiced rice

This is a delicious / aromatic sweet stew due to combination of cherry stew with spiced rice. In Iran, best time to get fresh sour cherry is summer time. Most of housewives make jam and marmalade or simply freeze it, and once, want to make sour cherry stew, they use those. Anyway, I have also used sour cherry jam for my stew. You can use … Continue reading Sour cherry beef stew ( Khoresht-e Aalbalu) with spiced rice

Chicken Noodle Soup

This is a rich, hearty and spicy chicken soup that would make your cold winter evening very warm 🙂 Ingredients 2 skinless and boneless chicken breast or thighs 1 sheet of egg noodles 1 small red bell pepper Small piece of fresh ginger root, chopped lengthwise 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 bunch scallions, sliced green part and white part separately 1 cup coconut milk … Continue reading Chicken Noodle Soup

Ginger Biscuits (Christmas Cookies)

Every year I bake ginger biscuits for family and extra for sharing with friends and neighbours. They are lovely with a cup of tea or coffee. Ingredients 600g plain flour 150g self-raising flour 100g butter 250ml golden syrup 250g brown sugar 2 eggs 1 orange 1/2 tbs cinnamon powder 1tbsp ginger powder 3/4 tsp cloves powder 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1tsp baking powder     Method … Continue reading Ginger Biscuits (Christmas Cookies)

Herbed Rice with Potatoes

This herbed rice is incredibly delicious. It is seasoned with aromatic spices, seeds, herbs and tossed in butter. Ingredients 2 cups rice 150 g baby potatoes, cooked and peeled off Mix herbs such as: mint, parsley, coriander, spring onions and dill, finely chopped 1 Tsp fennel seeds ½ Tsp ginger paste ½ Tsp garlic paste 2 Tsp pomegranate molasses OR ½ cup pomegranate seeds ¼ … Continue reading Herbed Rice with Potatoes

Tuna Fish Patties

This recipe is combination of tuna fish with potato, fresh tarragon and seasoned with aromatic spices. Freshly chopped tarragon gives very nice flavor to the fish cakes. Tuna fish patties Ingredients 140 g canned tuna fish 1 cooked potato Small bunch of fresh tarragon 1 ½ tbsp corn flour 50 g cooked green peas 1 egg ½ tsp cumin powder ½ tsp coriander powder ½ … Continue reading Tuna Fish Patties

Chicken noodle soup

This  is a rich, hearty and spicy chicken soup that would make your cold winter evening very warm 🙂   Ingredients 2 skinless and boneless chicken breast or thighs 1 sheet of egg noodles 1 small red bell pepper Small piece of fresh ginger root, chopped lengthwise 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 bunch scallions, sliced green part and white part separately 1 cup coconut … Continue reading Chicken noodle soup