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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Jewelled Rice

First of all may I ask you please please try this dish. You have no idea how much this rice dish is gorgeous. It is simply celebration of fragrance, and color with spices , dried fruits like raisins, barberries ( tiny red berry), nuts such as pistachio and almond and orange peel and carrot. Jewelled…

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…

Persian Saffron Rice Pudding شله زرد

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…