RECIPES

Cake Apsheron

CAKE APSHERON - a favorite of people from Baku. Its original walnut flavor with silky cream made from butter and custard was remembered by people all throughout Baku city in Soviet Azerbaijan. Cake Apsheron was delicacy in those days and even now it’s difficult to find stores that sell it. Ingredients for cake layers: 6 large eggs 2¼ cups sugar...
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Shekerbura

SHEKERBURA is one of the most popular Azerbaijani sweet pastries. Shekerbura consists of nuts and sugar wrapped in pastry dough. The outer surface of Shekerbura is decorated using a special tweezers called “maggash”. Shekerbura, together with Pakhlava and Shor-Gogal, is prepared for Novruz, one of the most important spring holidays in Azerbaijan.  According to tradition, the crescent-shaped...
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Cherry Pie

CHERRY PIE - A Lovely Summertime Dessert. Ingredients: 2 cups pitted sour cherries (fresh or frozen) 7 oz (200 g) of unsalted, softened butter 1 cup granulated sugar 4 eggs at room temperature ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 pinch of salt 1 tablespoon powdered sugar for dusting Preparation: Place the cherries in a bowl and rinse them thoroughly with cool...
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Baku-style Kyata

BAKU-STYLE KYATA Kyata is a cross-national, sweet Middle Eastern pastry. Each nation has its own recipe and name for this simple-but-tasty pastry, but the basic idea each of recipe is the same: flour, butter, and sugar. Even different regions of Azerbaijan prepare Kyata differently. There is Nakhichevani-style Kyata, Karabakh-style Kyata, Baku-style Kyata, and more. Ingredients for the dough: 3 cups flour 8...
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Sheki Pakhlava

SHEKI PAKHLAVA Sheki (or Shaki) is one of the most interesting ancient cities of Azerbaijan, famous of its own sweet Pakhlava (or Pahlava), which made of rice flour (rice powder), nuts and sugar-honey syrup. Anyone visiting in the Sheki city will not be able to resist the temptation to taste Pakhlava. The recipe below will help you to...
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