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I <3 Shekerbura, a sweet pastry filled with ground nuts and sugar. In Azerbaijan, making shekerbura usually involves a team-work. Relatives and neighbors get together at somebody’s house and all contribute to the making of this and other Novruz treats. Baked shekerbura is put on the table on a khoncha, a special holiday tray, filled with Novruz desserts, nuts, dried fruits and colored eggs.

Shekerbura - Step by Step

Südlü/shirin plov. Plov is the national dish of Azerbaijan, with over 40 different varieties to choose from. This is a sweet milk pilaf with dried fruits.

Plov is the national dish of Azerbaijan, with over 40 different varieties to choose from. This is a sweet milk pilaf with dried fruits.

The food and cuisine of Azerbaijan @paul steele

The food and cuisine of Azerbaijan

As far as travelling with food in mind, Azerbaijan cuisine is up there in the top of my list of favourites.

celebrating spring with specila sweets Novruz holiday in Azerbaijan  paxlava (baklava) shekerbura and sweets

celebrating spring with specila sweets Novruz holiday in Azerbaijan paxlava (baklava) shekerbura and sweets

Authentic Sheker Bura- Azerbaijan the only sweet ill ever eat ..., ,

Shekerbura is one of the most popular deserts in Azerbaijan. It is a sweet patty, filled with ground almonds, hazelnuts, or walnuts mixed with sugar or honey. Sometimes, shekerbura is prepared with various national ornaments put on it.

Novruz Bayram Holiday

Novruz Bayram Holiday

Though they have been used by humans for millennia and are mentioned in the Bible, pomegranates are like cranberries in that most Americans and Europeans think of them for holidays — in this case, Christmas and New Year's. While the small tree is widely grown for its stunning vermilion flowers in early summer, the fruit's faintly astringent, intense flavor and large seeds inhibit widespread acceptance. Not so in Azerbaijan, though, where pomegranates are widely grown for consumption, and the…

Though they have been used by humans for millennia and are mentioned in the Bible, pomegranates are like cranberries in that most Americans and Europeans think of them for holidays — in this case, Christmas and New Year's. While the small tree is widely grown for its stunning vermilion flowers in early summer, the fruit's faintly astringent, intense flavor and large seeds inhibit widespread acceptance. Not so in Azerbaijan, though, where pomegranates are widely grown for consumption, and the…

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