Shirini (Sweets/Desserts)

Fereni

Fereni

Fereni is a Persian pudding dessert that people make for various occasions. For some events Fereni is served cold as a dessert, while at other times it is served warm for someone who is feeling under the weather or sick. I personally prefer having it warm. FYI trying to decorate with grounded up pistachio powder ... Read More »

Persian Roulette (Rollet)

Persian Roulette (Rollet)

Roulette is one of my favorite desserts. There are a variety of ways to change up the recipe and add variations that satisfy your¬†taste buds!! For now I am sharing a simple recipe for this tasty sweet. Ingredients (serves at least 6 people): 5 eggs 5 tablespoons sugar Powdered Sugar–desired amount 1 to 1.5 tablespoons ... Read More »

Bastani Akbar Mashti

Bastani Akbar Mashti

Its almost summer and what better way to celebrate than have my all time favorite Persian Bastani (ice cream) Akbar Mashti!!! Below is a simple way to make this treat. Ingredients (for at least 8 servings): 3 quarts creamy/rich vanilla ice cream 1/2 pint heavy whip cream — you can adjust the amount of whip ... Read More »

Aab Havij Bastani (Carrot Juice Ice-cream Float)

Aab Havij Bastani (Carrot Juice Ice-cream Float)

Americans like Root Beer Floats, while us Persians like Carrot Juice Floats.¬† This can be a refreshing treat for those who want something sweet, cold, and healthy. Ingredients: Carrot Juice — you can use a carrot juice maker, or do as I do and buy carrot juice from the grocery store (i.e., Odwalla Brand) Vanilla ... Read More »

Tar Halva

Tar Halva

This is a lot like the Persian recipe for Halva, except the one main difference is this is made with rice flour while Halva is made with wheat flour (typically white flour). I used a smaller amount for my ingredients because I wanted to make less. Ingredients: 1 cup rice flour 3/4 cup oil 1/4 ... Read More »

Halva Masghati Shirazi

Halva Masghati Shirazi

The recipe I have for this halva has been passed down to me by my mother-in law. I guess its one of my husbands favorites too because it doesn’t last long when I make it! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Rice Flour 1 tablespoon Starch 2 cups water & Rose water (mostly rose water) 1 cup sugar ... Read More »

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