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The Roasting Tin Around the World

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Persian Love Cake with Rose, Cardamom and Figs

Introduction

Like Scheherezade’s tales, there are thousands of versions of Persian love cake, with the roughly similar legend behind them that a young woman made the cake for the man she loved, who promptly and helpfully fell in love with her on tasting it. I can make no guarantees as to the efficacy of this recipe for similar results, as the man was a prince and that was a fairytale, but nonetheless this is a lovely, baklava-scented cake to make for friends or loved ones.

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Ingredients

soft light brown sugar
soft unsalted butter
nice free-range eggs
self-raising flour
baking powder
ground almonds
ground cinnamon
cardamom pods, seeds only
rosewater
For the icing:
mascarpone
icing sugar
rosewater
For the decoration:
fresh edible or dry rose petals (optional)
pistachio slivers
fresh figs, thinly sliced

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From the book: The Roasting Tin Around The World

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