Pistachio Cranberry Cookies.


Hello everybody.

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.

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Result was a big success, soft aromatic with nutty flavor cookies, I used tweezers to make them similar to the usual ka3ek we make.

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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.








Garlic Oregano Chicken with Veggies and Iranian Rice.

Hello everybody.

All requested a light lunch, we had a big mansaf the other day and boys made burgers yesterday so we’ll try to make it light for a few days.

I have some chicken breasts and various vegetables, so all was grilled in my thick grilling pan with garlic, ginger, oregano and a sprinkle of lemon. Veggies were carrots, peppers and broccoli.

Made some rice the Iranian way, recipe was posted by a friend in my page, very light and easy to do but I should’ve waited for potatoes to be toasted more but kids were hungry and couldn’t wait.

You simply soak rice in hot water for and hour then boil it till almost done in salted water. Then sieve it and place some oil and potato slices in the bottom of the same pan, add the rice and make holes in it,add some water diluted saffron and mix then cover with a clean cloth or foil and leave to simmer over very low heat till done.

Ahhh a hummus dish is our daily table friend nowadays, yummy yummy.




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