Cayk-e Yazdi: Cardamom Muffins

Yazdi Cake

Yazdi Cake: subtly sweet Persian cardamom and rosewater muffins




  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Oil your muffin tin, or line with paper cups
  3. Grind the cardamom
  4. Mix flour, baking powder, and fruit salt
  5. Sift the flour mixture three times
  6. Beat the eggs with the sugar until the mixture looks pale yellow
  7. Mix the yogurt into the egg mixture
  8. Mix rosewater into the egg mixture
  9. Add cardamom to the egg mixture
  10. Add vanilla into the egg mixture
  11. Gradually combine the flour mixture into the egg mixture
  12. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full of batter
  13. Dip a butter knife into some oil, and use it to draw an “X” on the top of each muffin
  14. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on tops of muffins before placing into the oven
  15. Put the muffins onto the top shelf in the oven at 425 degrees.  After 10 minutes, lower the temperature to 350 degrees and cook for 20 more minutes or until done.
  16. While baking, prepare pistachios for garnish by slicing or grinding
  17. Thin honey with 2 tbsp hot water
  18. Brush honey onto tops of muffins and sprinkle with pistachios.
  19. Enjoy!
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