A more romantic, shmooshy recipe for Valentine’s Day you will not find. Blessed with pistachios, a gorgeous drizzling of rose water-yoghurt icing and a story as beautiful as their looks, these little baby cakes have everything going for them.
While the internet seems to be failing me on the story behind this recipe – there are numerous versions of the recipe itself as well as how it got it’s name, So I’m going to pick my favourite. In the name of Valentine’s Day…
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful woman who’s heart yearned for the love of a handsome Persian prince. And because we all know the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, she baked him a spiced, fragrant cake in the hopes that at the first taste, he would fall hopelessly in love with her…

Whether or not he did indeed fall in love with her, is a mystery, but if it were up to my tastebuds, I’d have married that woman on the spot.  So if you are in need of a little baked magic to make your prince fall in love with you, give this recipe a try.  But if the cake doesn’t work, remember… Forget love, and rather fall in chocolate.