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
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
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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These look so beautiful! I love the use of rose petals to decorate.
Absolutely breathtaking xoxo too pretty to eat!
Patricia Shea says
These sound heavenly, and how pretty they are too 🙂
Alexis Middleton says
Wow! These are stunningly beautiful! (If you had a second to link up at The Makers link party, that would be so great. Thanks!)
Lokness @ The Missing Lokness says
These donuts sound awesome with all those persian favorite ingredients! Bravo idea! Thanks for sharing!
Such beautiful doughnuts!!
Daphne Bryson says
Good Morning Aimee, What a beautiful name…. 'Persian Love Doughnuts' and your photographs are so beautiful. I feel I want to frame these doughnuts and not eat them….. although I feel I could be persuaded to eat them as they look fabulous….. and yes, I have a real sweet tooth. I bake a lot, but I have never made doughnuts, all the deep frying put me off, but I love how you have made your doughnuts using a doughnut mould…. now I will certainly be trying your method.
I have really enjoyed my visit, so I have become a new follower, I look forward to reading all your other recipes and enjoying your wonderful photographs.
Best Wishes from the North of England.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above says
These look so good. Thanks so much for Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
Have a great week.
Debi and Charly
These look incredible!! Quick question – what kind of sugar do you use for the main cake batter?
hi. i am iranian
this is very very good & nice