This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. So Thanks for that great tip, it’s helpful for amateurs like me! Looking forward to trying this recipe. Keep up the good work too! Baking powder overpowered the flavor of the cake. If salted roasted pistachios is the only thing you have, I would advise you to rinse them very well under running water, let them drain in a sieve and bake them in the oven for 5-10 minutes until they’re completely dry (this will also freshen they’re aroma). Should I take the sugar & flour from the recipe? And happy birthday!!! Poke holes all over the top of the warm cake and drizzle over the syrup. Make the cake: Combine the milk, the vanilla and the eggs in a jug and mix with a fork just to break down the eggs. When the mixture is thoroughly combined, beat in the eggs. Every celebration needs a nice dessert, and this velvety, fluffy pistachio cake from scratch which is filled and frosted with a romantic rose water buttercream is like a Persian dream. Hi Leanne! For the cakes it says 10g of vanilla. Since pistachio desserts are often correlated with green color, you can use some drops of green food coloring in order to achieve the desired hue. Bake: Divide mixture into two pans and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Ah! Thanks Margarita! and don’t forget to subscribe for new recipes or follow me on Instagram,   Pinterest,   Facebook. I’ve learned this method from Rose Levy Beranbaum’s The Cake Bible. Your email address will not be published. 1. If you can find caster sugar use it because the texture of the cake can benefit from it. I’d like to make this cake but wondered if ‘cake flour’ means plain, all purpose or self raising (ie with baking powder already in). If you only have large eggs, use 3 whole and one egg white. Thanks, Hi! The steps for the recipe are: This Persian love cake recipe follows the one-bowl method. Add the butter and mix on low speed until the mixture resembles wet sand. From what I know, many products with pistachio flavor (especially ice cream) actually have almond extract as the main flavoring. It is tender and tastes very nice! I was also thinking of adding a tablesoon of kirsch to this variation as a taste enhancer. Pre-heat the oven to 160C/140C fan/Gas 3. Place the butter and sugar in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat until pale and … Yes, mainly for two reasons: Their flavor is much more better and intense, and they will also lose some moisture so they will become like flour more easily when you ground them. I want to attempt this so bad! I made the cake just using plain flour as couldn’t get the cake flour locally and it came out really well. Hi ada, White chocolate and roasted almond mousse cake (Nougat torte), Xmas scented cake with fluffy vanilla buttercream, Moist chocolate cupcake (with Mascarpone frosting), I’m in love with this cake! I’m afraid this recipe will probably not work without eggs. I have never thought of adding rose water into frosting. I made this cake for my 30th birthday yesterday…it turned out amazing! Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to dive into the kitchen and do some exploration. Happy Blogiversary! 3 cardamom pods 150g shelled pistachios nuts, plus 20g extra, finely chopped, to serve 100g almond meal 170g fine semolina 1¼ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 300g unsalted butter, cubed and at room temperature, plus extra for greasing the tin 330g caster … Then, using a small … This recipe reminded me of it. I love the idea of using towel strips around baking pan, that was genius. You should have no problem! I have this oil cake on the blog ( ) which is very fluffy but is also a little crumbly. You can also find them on line. I’m guessing you will have a lot of rose water left, so make sure to also try this no-churn Turkish delight ice cream! I made this cake. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and line with baking paper two 8-inch round pans. Can’t get enough cake? I don’t cook Mediterranean food often, but thank you for introducing me to all these new ingredients and flavors! Can you suggest a substitute or any change in the recipe to make it eggless but just as light and fluffy? It’s amazing that you have accomplished so much in just a short year! Roasted Pistachio and Rose Cake Join us for an engaging class and learn how to bake a rustic style pistachio cake with an edible rose petal finish. Hey Amy, I only put it in the middle layer and just used plain buttercream on the outside, but mainly because it was so sweet. Made this cake for my grandpa’s 103rd birthday yesterday. All the cups and teaspoons should be levelled. Hi Makos, If you want to enhance the pistachio flavor more, you can add some more ground pistachios but that may have a negative effect to the texture of the cake. Prep time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 45 minutes, Recipe from The Saffron Tales by Yasmin Khan (Bloomsbury, £26). Baking the pistachios into the cake seemed like a waste of pistachios. Regards Making this cake today. Add the sugar and pistachios to the bowl of a food … It’s still a cake to win hearts. Thanks very much Thanks for sharing! Oh my gosh, this looks amazing & I want to make it right now. Thank you for the wonderful receipe. Did you use the right measurements for the ingredients? Every celebration needs a nice dessert, and this velvety, fluffy pistachio cake from scratch which is filled and frosted with a romantic rose water buttercream is like a Persian dream. Either way, it will be delicious! Thanks in advance. Thanks for great recipe. Don’t use self raising flour because the recipe also calls for some baking powder. Dear Team Nigella, would the brillant Apple and Almond Cake work with Sicilian pistachio flour instead of almond flour? A sprinkling of dried rose petals looks pretty for special occasions, but don’t worry if you can’t get hold of any. In the UK it means self raising but not sure if it does elsewhere This way you’ll end up with four cake layers and three layers of filling. This cake gets its’ delicate aroma from real, roasted pistachios. When the cake is completely cool, make the icing by combining the icing sugar, lemon juice and a few teaspoons of water until you have a smooth, thick icing. Saving this on Pinterest!! Thank you very much Halona, I’m very happy you liked it!!! Making a cake from scratch can be a time consuming job, especially nowadays when we have so much more on our plates. You have to be very careful though, because all the ingredients must be at room temperature and the butter soft enough. If you can’t find it, use plain or all-purpose flour. So, for those of you who are wondering if you can bake with pistachios, my answer is this: A pistachio and rose cake and some pistachio cookies are probably the two best things you can bake with pistachios. For the buttercream, I agree with you. I don’t usually do that but with this one I couldn’t resist after testing a bit for taste. Edible rose petals.