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Persian Rosewater & Cardamom Rosette Cookies (nan panjereh)

Persian Rosewater & Cardamom Rosette Cookies (nan panjereh)

There are hundreds of rosette cookie recipes out there so why another one, you may ask. Well, this is a Persian version “traditionally” made with a rosewater-flavoured batter and dusted with cardamom-scented¬†icing sugar. Ask any Iranian and they will swear that nan panjereh¬†(as they are […]

Pretty Pear and Ginger Cake with Salted Toffee Sauce

Pretty Pear and Ginger Cake with Salted Toffee Sauce

I was in baking mood this morning, or probably baking was an excuse to dodge chores I couldn’t bring myself to tackle. Yes, not today, I kept telling myself. But you know what such days are like. The ingredients I needed to bake what I […]

Coffee and Mascarpone No-Bake Cake

Coffee and Mascarpone No-Bake Cake

My coffee and Mascarpone no-bake cake recipe, which I sort of put together by combining elements from recipes for the Portuguese bolo de bolacha (a layered coffee flavoured custard and biscuit cake) and the all famous tiramisu, makes a really stunning cake you’d want to […]



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