Happy Nowruz! Today is Persian New Year and to celebrate that we had dinner at my Persian friends' house yesterday. I offered to bring a cake which she was happy for me to do. I thought I'd surprise her and make something Persian.
Turns out, neither she or any of her Persian friends had ever heard of a Persian Love Cake. But they did say the flavours took them back to their childhood. We mused about the name 'Persian Love Cake' and one of her friends came up with the idea that it might derive from 'the things Persians love'.