Persian Raisin Cookies – almost addictive!

These cookies (Shirini Keshmishi) are truly a classic in Persian cuisine! There are countless recipes for this but I have developed my own that reminds me of my childhood cookies. It’s really a light cookie, but sweet! The basic recipe is simple, you can replace the raisin with, for example, chopped cranberries, or why not combine raisins with chopped nuts? You will be able to experiment. Here comes the basic recipe as it is made in Iran. Continue reading “Persian Raisin Cookies – almost addictive!”

Delicious cake with dates and nuts

There are few things that most Iranian household always have at home. Dates and walnuts are among these ingredients. I saw a TV program where they made a date cake and got very inspired to do my own version. Here is my interpretation. I decorated my cake with icing – but it is not necessary, the cake is such a delight without the icing as well. Continue reading “Delicious cake with dates and nuts”