Give Me Some Persian Love Cake! : Daily Art Journal
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Our theme this week was centered around the Biblical tale of Queen Esther of Persia. We read an illustrated and abbreviated version of the story while my son read a few clips from the Bible.
Our food was Persian inspired. Persia is modern Iran so of course we included Irani dishes. To begin with, my son arranged a plate of cucumbers, grapes and smoked cheddar cheese. I am not sure if they had smoked cheese but I let my children decide and they chose smoked cheddar over the traditional feta cheese.
Orange, pecan and cannellini bean salad with sauteed fennel and golden raisins was my favorite but not so much for my children. Fennel is unavailable in our area so I substituted Bok Choy. This salad was full of unusual flavors and was very filling because of the various proteins.
Barbari Bread is a Persian flat bread and delicious. This recipe made 3 good sized loaves. My children really enjoyed this bread.
Persian Love cake was another winner. This spicy and flavorful cake was moist and something that I am definitely going to make again. My daughter had fun gathering the rose petals from our rose bush.
I am joining the Tea day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. The tea that we had for this week was an Irani Chai. I love chai but this version was a bit spicy and concentrated and my children were not thrilled with it. I took the leftover and added milk and water and it turned out to be the right balance. If I make this again, I would make a few tweaks.
Happy Tea Day,