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Ranginak – Persian Date Dessert رنگینک خرما

Ranginak – Persian Date Dessert رنگینک خرما

Ranginak – Persian Date Dessert رنگینک خرما  is a Persian date dessert that is also known as Ranginak-e Khorma or Halva-ye Khoshk. It is a sweet and delicious specialty from the southern region of Iran, particularly popular in the regions of Bushehr and the provinces of Fars, Kerman, Hormozgan, and Khuzestan where date palm plantations are abundant. As Dates play a significant role in the cuisine of these regions, whether for dishes, desserts, or sweets. To make Ranginak, Medjool dates and walnuts are used and coated with a fragrant mixture of flour, cardamom, butter, powdered sugar, and vegetable oil to achieve a delicate and lightly crispy outer layer. The dessert is then generously sprinkled with ground pistachios, which adds extra crunch and a beautiful green color to the dessert. Every bite of Ranginak is a flavor explosion. Sweet, sticky date meets crunchy nuts and aromatic spices, making it a heavenly treat! Watch my perparation video on Instagram 

Shirini Latifeh - Snowbites with Rose Cream

Shirini Latifeh – Snowbites with Rose Cream

Are you craving for a heavenly dessert? Look no further than Shirini Latifeh – Snowbites with Rose Cream, a delightful Persian pastry that originates from the enchanting city of Tabriz. The name “Shirini Latifeh” translates to “delicate softness,” and this pastry truly lives up to its name, offering a blissful experience with every bite. Picture this: two light and airy sponge biscuits embracing a luscious, creamy filling infused with the delicate flavors of vanilla and rose. Topped with a sprinkle of chopped pistachios, each bite of Shirini Latifeh is a symphony of flavors and textures. watch my preparation video on Instagram 

Cake Yazdi - Cardamom Rose Water Muffins کیک یزدی

Cake Yazdi – Cardamom Rose Water Muffins کیک یزدی

Nowrooz is coming and I have a simple, quick, and foolproof recipe to share with you, without any fancy decorations or embellishments. This recipe is for Cake Yazdi – Cardamom Rosewater Muffins کیک یزدی, which is perfect for baking beginners. Although these muffins are made from simple ingredients, they have a unique and special taste. They are fluffy and delicious due to the yogurt and oil in the batter, and have a delicate aroma of cardamom and rosewater. You can garnish them with chopped pistachios and rose petals, but traditionally in Persia, they are sprinkled with sesame seeds. You can choose whichever you prefer. They are best enjoyed with a hot brewed Persian tea (Chai). I hope you enjoy making and eating them! Watch my preparation video on Instagram

Easy Persian Pistachio Eclairs

Easy Persian Pistachio Eclairs

Welcome to a culinary journey where the exotic flavors of Persia meet the delicate art of French pastry-making. Today, I am excited to share Easy Persian Pistachio Eclaris recipe that combines the richness of Persian pistachios with the elegance of classic eclairs. Get ready to elevate your dessert game with my Easy Persian Pistachio Eclairs. In my world of baking, two cultures come together and merge into something new and exciting. Eclairs are more than just pastries – they symbolize indulgence, elegance, and the joy of life. Whether as a sweet temptation with coffee, a sophisticated dessert for special occasions, or simply as a moment of enjoyment in between – eclairs always bring a smile to our faces. So why not treat yourself to a delicious Easy Persian Pistachio Eclair and enjoy this incomparable taste. Watch my preparation video on Instagram 

Zeytoon Parvardeh - Persian marinated Olives

Zeytoon Parvardeh – Persian marinated Olives

Are you a social person? Do you enjoy sitting with friends at a well-set table and having a good time? Then I have the perfect recipe for you because good food tastes even better when shared with family and friends. Zeytoon Parvardeh – Persian marinated Olives is a delicious side dish made with green olives, pomegranate molasses, verjuice, walnuts, aromatic fresh herbs, and garlic. Along the Caspian Sea in the Gilan province in northern Persia, Zeytoon Parvardeh are served as mezze or, as we call it, Mazeh, accompanying the main dishes. Give it a try, and I promise you, these are the best-marinated olives you’ve ever tasted. The preparation is simple and quick, and the flavor is delicious. You can also prepare it with dried herbs in case you don’t have fresh herbs. If you like, you can garnish it with pomegranate seeds. In just a few minutes, you’ll create a fantastic Mezze that is also a perfect gift from your kitchen. Fill the marinated olives into a beautiful jar and present it as a …

Cake Sib - Persian Apple Cake with Pistachios کیک سیب

Cake Sib – Persian Apple Cake with Pistachios کیک سیب

I hope you had a great Christmas and are looking forward to the beginning of the New Year. Today, I have for you a simple apple cake based to my grandmother’s old recipe – Cake Sib – Persian apple cake with pistachios کیک سیب. At this time of year, cakes with apples taste extra delicious. Since I used cinnamon and other winter spices, it is also perfect for the Christmas and winter season. But we also love to eat it all year round. Bake the cake, and your home will be filled with the scent of 1001 nights.

Shabe Yalda - Yalda Night

Shabe Yalda – Yalda Night

We celebrate the longest and darkest night of the year, known as Shabe Yalda – Yalda Night, in Iran. After this night, the days become longer again, the nights shorter, and light triumphs over darkness. Yalda signifies the birth of light and the sun. Friends and family gather on this night at the home of the oldest family members to celebrate the Festival of Joy until dawn. Here are my recipes for Shab-e Yalda; enjoy preparing and celebrating!

Shirini Pofaki Gerdoee - Gluten-Free Walnut Cookies - شیرینی پفکی گردویی

Shirini Pofaki Gerdoee – Gluten-Free Walnut Cookies – شیرینی پفکی گردویی

Shirini Pofaki Gerdoee – gluten-free walnut cookies – شیرینی پفکی گردویی is also known as Pich Anghoshti and is a specialty from the city of Tabriz. These gluten- and lactose-free cookies are popular due to their simple and quick preparation. The dough is also butter- and oil-free. Shape them into small hoops and garnish with a half walnut. The gluten-free walnut cookies are crispy and hollow, with some walnut pieces. The aromas melt together, creating a fragrant bouquet that reminds you of oriental gardens. The roasted walnuts, cardamom, and vanilla give these cookies an irresistible character.

Oriental Christmas Stollen

Oriental Christmas Stollen

With a smile on my lips and a heart packed with creativity, I created an Oriental Christmas stollen. Instead of the usual ingredients, I use dates, figs, apricots and delicious pistachios, which we have in large quantities in Persia. My Oriental Christmas Stollen reflects the flavors of Oriental cuisine while capturing the spirit of the festive season. The fruits and nuts inside the Oriental Christmas stollen shine like jewels, giving the stollen a characteristic taste. The exquisite oriental spices delight all the senses and take you back to 1001 nights.

Anar Polo ba Morgh – Pomegranate Rice with Chicken انار پلو با مرغ

Anar Polo ba Morgh – Pomegranate Rice with Chicken انار پلو با مرغ

Rice is a staple food in Persian cuisine that we prepare artfully. We have a long tradition of preparing rice, as seen in our various rice dishes. The preparation of rice sometimes has a festive character, so we prepare different rice dishes for specific celebrations. My dish today is one of them, which I prepared for the longest night of the year – Shab-e Yalda (شب یلدا). Anar Polo ba Morgh – Rice with chicken fillet and pomegranate انار پلو با مرغ is also called Nar Polo and is a delicious Persian dish that is prepared either with chicken or meat. Watch Preparation Video on Instagram