Chocolate takes center stage during Valentine's Day, doesn't it? If you want to skew more towards the exotic, how about serving Persian Love Cake?
This gorgeous cake uses cardamom and saffron, giving it a unique but delicious taste. The historian in me (any excuse to use my dusty history degree) wants to know the story behind Persian Love Cake. It sounds like it should have one, right? Alas, Google is failing me. So, feel free to make up your own story as to the origins of this delicious dessert. In fact, I want to hear what you come up with - leave your tall tale in the comments! Is it a princess in despair? Is an arranged marriage involved? How about a ransom? Go crazy!
And just so all your creative energy is not for naught...
The author of the most elaborate story wins $10 in iTunes!
Fine print: Contest ends Friday January 22 at 8pm Central. US residents only. iTunes gift will be emailed.