Deserts

Cherry Clafoutis

There is not a single time I see big black cherries and they don’t bring memories of my childhood. We had this large cherry tree in our summer villa, and every year, it would give us the juiciest and largest black cherries! They were heavenly delicious and just pretty to watch! I was one of …

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Shole Zard

I was probably only seven or eight years old. I came to my grandma’s kitchen and saw rows of Shole Zard (Persian Saffron Rice Puddings) sitting in the kitchen. And more were coming in! They all came with different decorations and words written on them. Words were “ Ya Hossein”, “Ya Allaah”, or other religiously …

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Pumpkin Pie

As a child, what I knew about pumpkin and squash was limited to the huge Persian butternut squashes which were huge and misshaped! Every time I saw them at the market, I would ask myself, ‘ who could buy these ugly things and eat them?’ It was not in my mom’s or my grandmas’ menus …

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Crème Caramel

This classic recipe is perfect for an afternoon light tea party or a great nutritious substitute for a ruched breakfast; off course if you make them a head of time. Ingredients 100g sugar for caramel 100g sugar for the egg mix 500g milk 1teaspoon vanilla extract or 2 vanilla strings Directions  Heat the oven to …

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