I've been dying to announce my latest cupcake flavour, but I keep putting it off coz (1) I couldn't find or didn't have the time to look for a real rose for my photo session and (2) I was feeling uninspired to give it a smashing name.
Well, look no more. As soon as I saw that movie trailer starring that Gyllenhaal dude (I can never look at him the same way again since Brokeback Mountain), I stuck a hideous gum paste flower on my frozen cupcake and just get on with it.
Rosewater and pistachio cupcake with rosewater frosting. Rosewater and pistachio are widely used in Persian and Turkish desserts such as baklavas and sholeh-zard.
Forgive me, but I just have to show how the insides look like. It's still very moist even after being frozen for more than a week.
The rosewater taste is quite mild. I'll probably have to add more rose essence to enhance the flavour, since pure and truly fragrant rosewater is hard to come by.
So yeah, this flavour is highly recommended for those who are sick and tired of chocolates already (yours trulylah tu... siapa lagi)