TWD: french yogurt cake

TWD: French Persian Yogurt Cake

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Monday draws to a close again. The next issue of TWD ensues... This week featuring the french yogurt cake chosen by Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction. Do visit her blog for the recipe.

As with the strange twist on my version's name, let me explain.. *taps foot* Nothing against the original published version on the book. But with the blue moon arisen above my horizons, I surely had to put my creativity to work. And alas... the pistachios stood like green magnets shining in awesome spectacle in my fridge. I gave in, swopping the fine almond flour for finely grounded pistachios instead. A cumbersome effort that was well worth the extra washing. The tender sprouting greens and incredible nutty aroma of the batter was right up my alley! With a gentle sprinkling of rosewater in place of the vanilla extract, I swear i could just feel a live persian dance in my kitchen.

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And what better way to end off the entire mystical journey then a generous coating of warm apricot glaze and a shower of crushed pistachios... Now that's what I call a match made in heaven.

Stay tuned for next week recipe's of Blueberry Crumb Cake as chosen by ME!!!

31 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Pistachios sound like a wonderful substitution. Your bundt cake looks beautiful. I love the shape.

Jess said...

What a great interpretation - looks amazing!

I've already made the blueberry cake and it's fantastic...great pick!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

it is stunning-- and delicious, too, i bet! great flavors!

Marthe said...

Great combination with the pistachios, your cake looks gorgeous!!

I'm so excited about your pick for next week!!

vibi said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful, Sihan! I can only imagine the oh, so amazing middle eastern flavor mix! ...I loooooove rosewater, and anything persan for that matter!
Very wise choice!

Isabelle said...

c'est tout simplement splendide, que ce soit au niveau de ton gâteau que de l'idée ! merveilleuse déclinaison :)

Marie said...

What a delicious looking interpretation of the recipe! Your cake looks fabulous. I can't wait to cook the blueberry cake next!

Amanda said...

That looks amazing! I LOVED this cake, it smelled so good while cooking and tasted wonderful :) I paired it with simple lemon curd. YUM!

Jacque said...

Ooh, you chose the blueberry crumb cake? Good pick, I'm really looking forward to it.

Way to make this cake your own, I'm sure the pistachios were wonderful!

Linda said...

I love your twist on this recipe with the pistachios and rosewater --- it sounds absolutely yummy!!!

Jayne said...

Beautiful job! It sounds fabulous!

myfamousrecipe said...

Pistachios! What a great idea. The shape of your cake is wonderful.

chocolatechic said...

Looks fabulous!

So glad to see you baking again.

farah said...

It looks amazing, well done! Pistachios and rosewater essence, yum :)

BAKE-EN said...

Your cake is beautiful! Where did you get such a stunning cake pan? Funny because we make a pistachio yogurt cake at the bakery I work at, and it didn't even cross my mind to make it that way! Gorgeous cake!

Mary Ann said...

I really like what you did with this cake. It looks fabulous! Pistachios would make anything taste wonderful.

n.o.e said...

I've never cooked with rosewater, but now that I've seen your variation, I've got to get some! Very creative, and I'm sure very delicious.

I made the blueberry cake a couple of weeks ago - we really enjoyed it!
Nancy

Jennifer said...

What a gorgeous presentation! You did a fabulous job!

Judy said...

What a creative idea, using the pistachios and the rosewater. It looks delicious.

Flourchild said...

I love your cake and the idea of Pistachios was the best.

Natashya said...

I love your take on the cake! Very creative.

Teanna said...

WOWOWOWOWOOWOWOWOWOWOWO!!!!!!! Gorgeous! Pistachios! My favorite! I am actually JEALOUS that you got to eat this cake!

TeaLady said...

Beautiful cake. And very exotic. Yummy!

Ivette said...

Your cake looks beautiful and yummy!

Audrey said...

I love pistachios! and I've always wanted to try baking with rosewater. I'm looking forward to next week, by the way!

Tracey said...

What a wonderfully creative adaptation! It looks so pretty! Nice job.

Annette said...

Your cake is fabulous! I bet it tastes good too. I'm looking forward to next week's recipe. :)

Carol Peterman said...

What a perfect match of flavors for this cake. I bet it was delicious. Rosewater adds an exotic aroma that can whisk you to a faraway place in one whiff.

Jin Hooi said...

well done, u r such a creative cookie ;-))

April said...

Lovely! The cake looks great. I adore pistachios so anything with them gets high marks from me. Can't wait to make the crumb cake!

bakingtherapist said...

I can completely really understand your disappointment!! While I did not bake the cake you chose (I plan to do so this weekend), I have had a weekend of failed baking efforts...macarons, whoopie pies, and even a simple peanut butter cookie recipe did not turn out as I had hoped. Thanks for choosing this recipe. I like that you chose something that means something to you. I'll bet your next effort will be perfect.