persian love cake doughnuts

just the name Persian love cake made me want to try a slice of the cake, the combination of flavours sounded so interesting, rose, lemon, pistachio, saffron and cardamon. i loved it, so i decided to use those flavours and turn it into a cake doughnut.

110g self raising flour 3/4 cup plus 3 tbsp

110g butter 8 tbsp
110g sugar 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp
2 eggs
zest of half a lemon
1 tsp rose water
4 cardamom pods crushed and the seeds removed
few strands of saffron
30g pistachio nuts
pinch of salt
preheat the oven to 350f 180c
put the nuts in a food processor reserving a few to decorate the doughnuts, process until a powder like consistency,
in a bowl add the butter and sugar and whisk until soft and light, then add the eggs one at a time, add the lemon zest rosewater and crushed cardamom seeds and saffron and combine, then sift in the flour and add the pistachios and fold in.
spoon the cake batter into a piping bag and pipe into greased doughnut mould

bake for 11 to 15 minutes
tip out and let cool
mix glaze
100g icing sugar
few drops of lemon juice
mix the icing and spread it on add rose petals and pistachios to decorate


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