The ingredients required to make these muffins are
All purpose flour - This forms the base for the muffins.
Almond flour - Adds flavor and texture
Semolina - Gives the texture
Saffron - Gives characteristic aroma and flavor.
Milk - Whole milk is used in this recipe.
Rose essence - This gives the rose flavor to these muffins. This is stronger than the rose water. If using rose water, add 1.5 to 2 teaspoons.
Ghee - This adds flavor, aroma, and gives the fat content holding the muffins.
Baking powder and baking soda - These are the leaveners used in these muffins.
Taylor and Colledge Almond extract paste - A little of this paste yields perfect flavors in these muffins.
Dixie Crystals sugar - Sweetens the muffins. If you do not have this brand, any sugar can be used.
Pistachios - These nuts add a characteristic touch. In addition to topping, a few of these can be added to the batter too.
Cardamom - The aromatic spice that adds aroma and flavor.
Do you need special baking containers for making these heart shaped muffins?
Not really. Though heart shaped silicone baking cups are available, heart shape can be made using cupcake liners, aluminum foil, and regular muffin tin, if you do not want to spend on the baking cups. For a long time, I wanted to try the hack that I saw in social media and share with my readers. It worked great. Plus, these Persian Love Cake inspired muffins are perfect to be baked in a heart shaped cup for special celebrations. If you are in a hurry, just make it in regular shape. The taste will still be amazing!
When can you serve these muffins?
These muffins taste outrageously delicious when served warm and are perfect to serve any day, special occasions, and for Valentine’s Day. Since these are inspired by the popular Persian cake, these heart shaped muffins are a perfect fit for Valentine’s Day menu. Since it is around the corner, make a note to surprise your love and family with these eggless muffins.
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