I have to admit, I’m super lazy in my posts this Ramadan but I do post daily on banancooking page everyday.
Last days are usually less active iftar time cause everybody starts preparing for Eid. Date rolls orders already in process plus I’m making the super yummy pistachio rose water cookies and rock cookies with nuts and spices.
Today’s iftar was a kind of breakfast than dinner, cheese platter and kishek.
Last samboosek in Ramadan.
Not a Ramadan related thing but it was a super cake, Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Cake.
As I was watching my aunt making pistachio Eid cookies I thought why not make something similar with less effort and mess so came back home and kept searching for a recipe that have same ingredients and taste but in a different way.
Most ones I found were from the Persian cuisine, mainly containing rose water and saffron,so I decided to make a combination of many in one.
Result was a big success, soft aromatic with nutty flavor cookies, I used tweezers to make them similar to the usual ka3ek we make.
Ingredients and method :
*3/4 cup butter.
* 3/4 cup sugar.
* 1 cup crushed pistachio.
* 1/2 cup crushed almonds.
* 1/2 cup dried cranberries.
* 1 egg.
*1 tsp vanilla.
* 1/4 cup rose water.
* 1 tsp saffron (optional)
*1 tsp baking powder.
*pinch of salt.
* 2 1/2 cups flour.
*Beat butter and sugar till creamy.
* add egg and vanilla.
* add pistachios,almonds, cranberries.
* add flour, salt and baking powder.
* add saffron and rose water.
*knead well till you have a soft dough.
*refrigerate for half an hour.
*form into balls and decorate the shape you like or you can use usual cookie molds.
*bake in a medium heated oven for 10-13 minutes.
*cool then add icing sugar before serving.
June issue of Family Flavors magazine is on stands today, my contribution this month is a very old traditional Southern dish, usually done in Karak and Tafileh cities when fresh new milk and yoghurt are available.
Well lunch today was two opposite dishes, first very old and traditional the other kind of new and modern. Had to do this to please everyone and hopefully to have enough leftovers for tomorrow.
Okra with olive oil, a simple dish with few ingredients, you simply fry okra with some olive oil till crispy, add chopped garlic and tomatoes. Add salt, pepper and chili and leave on very low heat till all done.
Other dish was chicken cubes cooked till done with some chopped onion and garlic, then I added fresh mushrooms, broccoli and fresh cream and cooked till cream is thick and veggies tender,all served on a bed of fresh yummy pasta from Maysas.Pasta.