Persian food, Persian Recipes, Aashpazi
 Baklava cake, baghlava yazdi, Recipe



1 Cup All-Purpose Flour 6 Tbsp Unsalted Butter 3 Eggs 1/2 Cup Sugar 1 Cup Sugar 1/4 Cup Rose Water 1/4 Cup Rose Water 1 Cup Ground Almonds 1 Tsp Baking Powder 2 Tsp Honey 1/4 Tsp Saffron (Zafran) 1/4 Tsp Cardamom Ground Pistachio PREPARATIONS: 1- Soak the saffron in 1 tbsp boiling water for 30 minutes DIRECTIONS: CAKE 1- Place unsalted butter in a blender. 2- Add 1/2 cup of sugar and blend until mixed. 3- Add eggs to the mixture one by one while blending. 4- Add 1/4 cup rose water and cardamom. 5- Combine flour with baking powder and sift in the mixture gradually. 6- Stir in ground almonds and continue to whisk until well mixed. 7- Transfer the batter to a nonstick cookie pan and spread across to cover pan's surface. 8- Preheat oven to 340ª F (170º C), bake the batter for 35 to 40 minutes. 9- Remove the cake from oven and allow it to cool down thoroughly. SYRUP 10- Meanwhile in a small pot, combine 1 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup boiling water, presoaked saffron, stir well. 11- Bring the pot to a boil over medium heat and continue the heat until it just started thicken. 12- Stir in 1/4 cup of rose water and honey. 13- Cut the cake in traditional parallelogram shapes and pour/spread the hot syrup over the surface of the cake. 14- Sit the cake aside for 10 minutes until the syrup sunk in thoroughly. 15- Garnish each piece with a pinch of ground pistachio.



Baklava or Baghlava cake or as it's also known as Baghlava Yazdi in Iran is a popular Iranian delicacy. Although the name "Yazdi" clearly refers to Yazd Province, the extra use of rose water suggests that province of Shiraz may has had some influence in baklava's early or final shape. Baklava Yazdi is very sweet and delicious and it's exactly that much high in sugar so people with sugar related diseases should not approach. It contains about 38 percent sugar but just to compare it with a popular soda that we all enjoy (but shouldn't) during our lunch or dinner, baklava still contains slightly less sugar than a can of soda. 3.5 oz (100g) of Baghlava Yazdi has 320 calories (104 calories from fat) and 11.5g of fat and 70mg of cholesterol and 6.0g of protein.

nutritional facts

Serving Size 100g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320  Calories from fat 104
Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.5g18%
Saturated Fat 3.6g  18%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 182mg5%
Total Carbohydrates 51.8g17%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g  17% Sugars 30.0g
Protein 6g

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