Chocolate Salami (salame)شکلات سالامی

  This is an Italian chocolate treat around the Christmas time Chocolate salami is popular in Portugal, Italy, Albania, Croatia and Nether land. It is called Mossiko/Mozaik in Greece and Turkey, and in Italy is called Salame. So Chocolate salami is a chocolate treat and there is no meat in it, and it is called salami due to resemblance to meat salami. Ingredients for this … Continue reading Chocolate Salami (salame)شکلات سالامی

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)

Katmer (Kattama)

Katmer is folded dough, and is a Turkish desserts, that is originally from Gaziantepe. A crunchy pancake that is sooooo yummy and super easy to make it. Basically, Katmer is a thin dough ( filo pastry) packed with crushed pistachio, clotted cream (kaymak), sugar and butter. It might be baked either in the oven or in a pan. There are more than one kind of … Continue reading Katmer (Kattama)

Kataifi dessert

This is one of the most delicious desserts. It’s made with Kataifi dough that is filled with different ingredients such as pistachio, walnuts, mascarpone cheese or cream and soaked in honey-sugar syrup.It’s surprisingly easy to make. Just fill it, roll it up and bake it 🙂   Ingredients 400g kataifi philo 250g melted butter Ingredients for filling 2 ½ cups chopped pistachio or walnuts 2tbsp … Continue reading Kataifi dessert

Persian Sesame Tahini Halva( Halva Ardeh)

Halva is one of most favourite desserts in the  Middle East countries such as Iran, Turkey, Arabic countries around the Persian Gulf, and even in North Africa , East Europe….The halva means sweet and usually most type of halva are dense. And the Sesame tahini halva ( halva shekari) made from sesame paste and is just piece of heaven in your plate. Soooooo delicious, so … Continue reading Persian Sesame Tahini Halva( Halva Ardeh)

Persian Honey-Saffron Walnuts Candy

Honey –saffron caramel nuts that is called ‘ Sohun asali’ In Persian language, are speciality of beautiful city Isfahan in Iran. My mother loved to make these gorgeous nuts candy caramels. It is made of saffron- honey, sugar and nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pistachio, and pecans and garnished with chopped pistachio. This candy nuts has a rich caramel colour and is heavenly tasty, crunchy … Continue reading Persian Honey-Saffron Walnuts Candy

Persian Dried Rose Petals Crepe (Qheyganakh Khagineh)

This lovely crepe is  one of the most traditional desserts in NW cities of Iran. Oh this beautiful dessert is not chocolate brownie. . Some people consider Qheyganakh as ‘crepe’ and some call it ‘sweet omelette’. But It is a simple but delightful dessert. Star of this dessert is ‘dried rose petals’. And do not worry, about rose petals because some of you believe rose petals … Continue reading Persian Dried Rose Petals Crepe (Qheyganakh Khagineh)

Apple Cake

Apple cake This is my   apple cake with cinnamon. One of my favourites with very soft texture and apple- cinnamon flavour. Apple cake Ingredients 3 apples, peeled, cored, sliced 125g icing sugar 125g unsalted butter 150g plain flour 1 vanilla pod 2 eggs 1/2tsp baking powder 2tbsp corn flour 2tsp cinnamon powder Method Heat the oven to 180C. Grease and line a deep cake tin … Continue reading Apple Cake

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)