Afghan Baklava with Saffron & Kabul Piquant

Estimated read time: 1 minutes

Jump To Recipe
Afghan Baklava with Saffron & Kabul Piquant - Rumi Spice

Afghan Baklava with Saffron & Kabul Piquant

Infused with the golden hues and aromatic flavors of saffron, this baklava recipe is elevated further by the inclusion of the unique Kabul Piquant Spice Blend, making it a must-try for anyone looking to explore the depths of Afghan dessert.

Ingredients for Baklava with Saffron

Before you start, gather all your ingredients:

  • Sugar, filo dough, melted butter, water, lemon zest and juice, saffron threads, finely chopped pistachios (optional), and walnuts. And, of course, the star of our show - the Kabul Piquant Spice Blend.

The Role of Saffron in Enhancing Baklava

Saffron, known as the "red gold," not only adds a deeper golden color to this beloved dessert but also a subtle earthiness and floral note that can't be replicated. This luxurious spice has been used in culinary traditions around the world for centuries, and its inclusion in baklava offers a nod to the rich history and sophistication of Afghan cuisine. Saffron's unique properties ensure that each bite of baklava is a memorable experience, enhancing the layers of nuts and filo pastry with its distinct flavor profile.

Saffron Threads - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -

Kabul Piquant Spice Blend to Take Your Baklava to the Next Level

To truly elevate your baklava, incorporating the Kabul Piquant Spice Blend is a game-changer. This blend, a harmonious mix of Orange Zest, Rumi Fennel, Rumi Coriander, Cinnamon, Rose, Hibiscus, Ginger, Cardamom, Clove, and Rumi Saffron, introduces a complexity of flavors that complements the baklava beautifully.

Why Kabul Piquant?

The Kabul Piquant Spice Blend is not just any spice mix; it's a thoughtfully curated combination designed to bring out the best in sweet and savory dishes alike. When added to baklava, it infuses the layers with a warmth and depth that traditional recipes don't offer. The floral notes of rose and hibiscus, paired with the zesty kick of orange zest and the exotic aromas of cardamom and cloves, create a sensory experience that transcends the ordinary.

How to Incorporate It

Incorporating this spice blend into your baklava is simple yet transformative. Mix it with the nuts and sugar that go between the filo layers, allowing the spices to be evenly distributed throughout the dessert. As the baklava bakes, the heat allows the spices to release their oils and aromas, permeating the pastry and nuts, ensuring that every bite is a burst of flavor.

Back to blog