Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Awesome Cupcakes

It's been more than five years I haven't visited Iran and yesterday I felt I've really missed Yazdi Cupcakes! You may ask why from all the people I love, places I've been to and foods that I've tried in Iran, I'd miss Yazdi Cupcakes!!! Well, I asked the very same question too but after all, Google ranked Yazdi Cupcake at the top of my search result and I felt I should miss it more than American Brownie. I'm a bit confused now, did I googled it before or after I missed it!!!?

Despite the proven record of failures in preparing Iranian cuisine, I was sure it'll be better than the one I baked last time because I couldn't remember how bad the previous one was.

So I found a recipe on Sweet Napa which was originally from a book called New Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies by Najmieh Batmanglij. The ingredients were easy to find and preparation steps was simple to follow. It took me less than 20 minutes to have everything ready to put in oven and another 25 minutes before I've had the best cupcakes that I'd ever baked.

OK, they might look a bit different from the photo in Sweet Napa but certainly good for the first attempt. Have a look at the recipe and enjoy!