Raffi is a famous Middle Eastern pastry made from dates, nuts and seeds. The date used is actually a long way from the dried out seeds used in the typical recipe. In fact, it takes about three years for an argan tree to yield enough nuts, dates and seeds to be able to produce a quality raffia film. However, for all of its fame, the raffia film isn’t actually a very good dessert to eat.
The taste is bitter and gritty. It has no resemblance to the smooth confectionery we know and love. But it’s not the fault of the recipe, since it’s made from natural ingredients. You won’t get chocolate, nutty or even marshmallow traffic by using this dessert mix.
The typical raffia cake is actually a desert, made from dates, nuts and spices. So this would make it an inappropriate desert for a wedding, unless you were going to cheat the bride! This is what makes it a special treat for family celebrations. And of course, it’s always a hit at kid parties, beach parties, barbeques and any other get together where raffia is whipped up.
Raffi can be made with just about anything you can find on a supermarket shelf. But it’s the combination of ingredients that makes raffi the amazing pastry it is. For example, pistachios and dates are common ingredients in traditional traffic, but sometimes walnuts or macadamia nuts are added to the mix. Hazelnuts are also commonly used. And the final secret to the raffia that seals its status as a favorite dessert is the addition of vanilla.
Raffia can be stored in air tight containers. That’s why you often see raffia cookies and other pastries wrapped in a shawl. It protects the raffia from moisture, which can cause it to harden or turn brittle over time. You can even use it straight out of the oven. If you’ve never made raffia before, this is a great place to start.
Raffi can be decorated in a variety of ways. One easy way is to make a smoothie. You can combine fruit and yogurt for the base of the smoothie, then add raffia, nuts, sugar, water, and cream of tartar and mix thoroughly. You can add raffia dried or fresh to the mixture to create a frosting, or you can use powdered sugar instead. The resulting dessert is always a big hit.
Some of the greatest places for traffic are bakeries. Not only do you get all the traditional ingredients, but you can also learn how to make the famous cookies and pastries you’ve read about. For a nice lunch or dinner treat, try making a raffi cake at home.
Making traffic isn’t hard to master. Just be sure to follow the steps given above. It’s not necessary to spend a fortune on special equipment, as the tips given above should help you make a tasty homemade raffia cake or any other type of bakery item. And once you learn how to decorate traffic, you can take it to your own wedding and turn it into the center of attention at your reception. When it comes to desserts and wedding favors, the traditional raffi candle is often bypassed in favor of a more modern looking, fancier wedding cake. However, a raffi cake is a classic that will never go out of style.
For a memorable wedding dessert, the traffic cake can be filled with a selection of fillings including cream cheese, candied fruit, or chocolate for a sweet and indulgent dessert. Or simply arrange the raffi in a decorative waffle basket on a dessert table. You could even decorate it with raffia leaves. Candles and flowers also make beautiful accents around the raffi. If you want to add an exotic touch to your wedding, use real Persian traffic leaves or beads for your decorations.
There are many places where you can buy raffi. If you’re planning a wedding on a budget, you might choose to make your own raffi cake or hire a bakery to make one for you. You can also purchase raffle dough online or a raffia bag in your local food store. Persian traffic is also available at specialty bakeries. For inspiration and tips on decorating your wedding riffs, check out the web site of the Reclaiming Traditions Institute.
When choosing the right cake, remember that a traditional bride’s cake will usually have a variety of fillings and flowers. A contemporary bride’s cake will usually just have flowers. But regardless of the shape or the flavor, make sure that your wedding dessert is unique and memorable! Whether you use a traditional or contemporary raffi recipe, your guests will be sure to remember your special occasion.