Persian pistachio rose cupcakes.

A long time ago i bought some persian fairy floss from a visit to the south melbourne market.
i recently rediscovered it at the back of my pantry the other day as i was clearing it.
along with a dead house fly that wasn't as pleasant.

so together with some other ingredients in the very same pantry,
and the leftover strawberry buttercream from yesterday's lime drop cookies,
i made some lovely persian cupcakes!

i have always liked the combination of rose and pistachio.
i remember first tasting it when i took my first bite of a turkish delight.
fragrant and nutty.
oh so good.

Persian Pistachio Rose cupcakes.

Makes 12.

125g butter
2/3 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups self raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup ground pistachio
1 1/2 tsp rosewater

to decorate
strawberry buttercream
Persian fairy floss
extra ground pistachio nuts

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
2. Cream butter. Add sugar and cream further until pale.
3. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.
4. Add sifted flour, salt, ground pistachio, milk, rosewater and fold together until just incorporated.
5. Divide mixture into greased muffin tins and bake for 17-20 minutes or until skewer inserted into the centre of the cakes comes out clean.
6. Cool and decorate by spreading on buttercream, topping with fairy floss and sprinkle with more pistachio nuts.


HealthyRainbow.net said...

wowww...dat looks like it's gonna burst into a celebration in your mouth :)

Clara said...

i kinda already ate 2. =S so yes. that solid evidence of your statement.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Great flavour combination. These are so beautiful, I'm going to bookmark them.
Have a great weekend.
*kisses* HH

Muneeba said...

These are really interesting .. I'm always up for a new cupcake recipe, and this one looks too sweet to pass up!

Dimah said...

This looks lovely and delicious!

Kathleen said...

I love this combo!

Larissa said...


We are from Pariya, a well-established Australia-based company that makes gourmet Persian products, including Pashmak (Persian fairy floss) and rose buds. You can find out more about us at our website http://www.pariya.com.

We are delighted at reading your blog about Persian Pistachio Rose Cupcakes, http://saltsandsweets.blogspot.com.au/2010/04/persian-pistachio-rose-cupcakes.html, and we would love to post a link to your blog on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pariya/117339571670246.

We would also like to ask for your permission to feature your beautiful photo of the Pistachio Rose Cupcake in our facebook album. Full credit would be given to you as the owner of the photos. Would this be okay with you?

Looking forward to your reply and thanks for this lovely blog again!

PS: Were the Persian fairy floss and rose buds you bought for your cupcake from the Pariya brand?

Warmest Regards,