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”

Tasty twirls!

I ordered party food for my brother in law from a place called Ingelsta Kalkon here in Sweden, everything is made out of Turkey. They had some twirls that were incredibly delicious. I exchanged recipes with the company, they received a recipe from me and I was told how the twirls were made, but no measure. Now I’ve tested it several times and it just gets better and better.

The twirls from Ingelsta Kalkon did not have as much bacon as I use, they were significantly smaller as well. But here is my version or interpretation of these tasty twirls. It is very nice to serve it with a drink before dinner for example. I served it with champagne when I held Baby Shower for my daughter-in-law. She loves these twirls and I make it for her every time they come for a visit 😊 Continue reading “Tasty twirls!”

My Persian-Greek Spinach Pie

When I was organizing a baby shower for my daughter in law, Anna, I decided to make spinach pies. A friend of mine had given me a recipe, I knew how he made it but no measures! I have now adjusted everything to my own taste and I am happy to say that the result was incredibly good.
Took some with me when I visited my brother in law who is 95-year-old and who is quite picky when it comes to food. He gave me feedback that I should add a little more acidity in the pie. I myself thought that I needed some crunchiness in the pie as well. Continue reading “My Persian-Greek Spinach Pie”

Persian stuffed grape leaves

Persian stuffed grape leaves have become one of my absolute favorite dishes, an absolute must of course when we offer a buffet, for example. You can make them completely vegetarian or vegan, replace the meat with vegetarian options, otherwise you can follow the recipe. It looks more difficult than it is really, it is worth making a lot at one time and freeze! Continue reading “Persian stuffed grape leaves”

Spring rolls my way!

I received the recipe once on a flight where I had a Chinese gentleman who was seated next to me. We came to talk about food – wonderful subject that everyone is interested in. I asked how his mother used to make spring rolls and got a pretty good description, I wrote down some notes which I found the other day and just had to try it with some modifications of course 😊 Continue reading “Spring rolls my way!”

Salad Shirazi

This salad has its origin in Shiraz. Shiraz is one of Iran’s most historic sites. It is also the birthplace of some of our most respected Persian poets such as Hafiz and Saadi. Shiraz is famous for its magnificent architecture, beautiful gardens and the majestic cypress called sarv-eh-naz. It is also here that you can visit the ruins of Persepolis. Continue reading “Salad Shirazi”

Mast & Mosir! What a delight!

Sometimes when we have some kind of kebab or another barbeque dish, I serve Mast O Mosir as an accessory. What is Mosir? Persian mosir is a special type of shallots – not the one you can buy in grocery stores but allium stipitatum. Never seen fresh ones in Sweden but dried mosir is available in all Middle East stores (see picture below). A good thing to have at home. Its area of use is many. It is simply a mixture of onion and garlic, with the advantage that you will not smell garlic! Continue reading “Mast & Mosir! What a delight!”