Fennel sharbat with cardamom

Sharbat /sherbet is a popular and common sweet and non-alcohol drink in Iran, India, Turkey, Afghnestan and Arab countries. Sharbat is served cold and chilled . In the 12th century a Persian book describes different kinds of sharbats in Iran which made with fruits, flowers and seeds includes: lemon, pomegranate, cherry, mint, fennel seeds, saffron,…

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Raisins-Pistachio Baklava

For making this baklava no need to special technique. Super easy and quick will be ready. Ingredients Filo pastry Butter 4 tbsp chopped pistachio 4 tbsp raisins Ingredients for syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 tsp Orange blossom or rose water ½ lemon or lime juice   Preparation Preheat the oven to 180C….

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…

Home made rock candy

In Iran we serve tea with sugars cubes (Qand ) as we say in Farsi , or with rock candy ( Nabaat). They are in different colours , flavor and size. So I decided to make them at home. However I thought it would be difficult or impossible but on the contrary, it was lots…

Baslogh

Baslogh is a Persian walnut pastry, a soft starch made with corn starch, zafaran (Saffron), rose water and topped with walnuts. In my childhood we used to get long baslogh with kite string in layers about 30-60 cm and we children wore it like a necklace, bite and eat it 🙂 it was very fun…

Persian Dried Rose Petals Jam (Morabay-e Gol-e Sorkh)

National flowers of Iran are: Rose- Tulip- Mediterranean Cypress and Louts. Among them, rose flowers are most popular and loving between Iranian and have such an especial place. Rose water which is called ‘ Golab’ In Farsi ( Persian) language, is a flavour water made by steeping beautiful rose petals in water and during a…

Zulbia زولبیا

Zulbia is a kind of deep fried pastry with saffron sugar syrup. It’s a fantastic and super tasty sweet. Zulbia has a crunchy, crispy texture. It is popular sweet in Iran, some African countries such as Algeria, Tunisia , Lybia, in Middle East countries and also in some of Asian countries. Zulbia has been mentioned…

Persian Halva

Halva means ‘ sweet’ in Arabic language. Halva is a kind of sweet, dense and rich desserts, usually made with plain flour – wheat flour – rice and semolina flour but might be made with vegetables such as carrots or pumpkins as well, mixed with sugar, saffron, rose water, cardamom or cinnamon. This pleasant dessert…

Zaban Puff Pastry

Zaban is flaky, crusty, golden Persian sweet pastry. Zaban means tongue in Persian language. These honey sweets are perfect for a treat and super yummy. Shirni-e Zaban is lovely with cup of  coffee or tea.   Zaban puff pastry Ingredients Puff pastry 3 tbsp. honey 2 tbsp. rose water 2 tbsp. sugar Pinch of saffron…

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…