I’ve grown up in a multicultural island that influenced my way of thinking and eating too. In general, I like to discover new food and flavors.

Last time I bought a bottle of rose water without knowing how I’ll use it, but sure that I would find out.

Oriental flavors and spicy at the same time, these little candies made from pistachio, cardamom and rose water are a perfect match for this Sugar High Friday, hosted by Anita from Dessert First.

No baking is required but time [couple of hours] to handle this sticky dough based on a calisson recipe.

They are excellent with a coffee !

Pistachio Candy
(A dozen)

For the dough

80g ground pistachio + pistachios finely chopped
20g icing sugar
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp rose water
3 cardamom pods, podded, grounded seeds

In a bowl mix ground pistachio, icing sugar and ground cardamom // Add honey and rose water // Mix the dough with a spatula until the dough doesn’t stick to the side of the bowl. Make a ball shape with the dough // Sandwich the dough between two wrapping paper and roll out with a rolling pin (1 cm thick) // Allow the dough to dry for a couple of hours // Cut with a cookie cutter (3cm diameter) // Place on a baking (parchement)paper and store in the fridge for a couple of hours (ideally overnight) // Finally garnish the top of each candy slightly pressing finely chopped pistachios.

Pistachio Candy printable recipe

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