Simple Shirini Latifeh Recipe in 45 min

Shirini latifeh is one of the popular and old sweets of Iranians. Some say that this Persian sweet has Tabriz origin. As its name suggests, it is very delicate and soft, and probably that is why they gave it this name.

These sweets are made of two parts of bread, which are filled with cream.
Preparing and baking this sweet at home is very simple. You just have to do all the steps carefully and according to the instructions.

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shirini latifeh recipe

My experience table for Shirini Latifeh:

My level of interest is from 1 to 10 10
The ease of cooking Medium
Served for Dessert
Suggest for Party sweet
What is served with? Persian tea, coffee
The amount of calories in 1 piece of shirini latifeh about 80 calories
Preparation time 30 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes


Flour 0.3 pound
Corn starch 0.1 pound(equivalent to 6 tablespoons)
Powdered sugar 0.4 pound
Eggs 6 pieces
Baking powder 2 tablespoon
Vanilla 1 teaspoon
Tartar powder 1/4 teaspoon
Pistachio powder for decoration ,whipped cream  as needed


1. At first, because shirini latifeh is sensitive and requires high speed and precision, it is better to prepare all the ingredients.

Put the greaseproof paper on the bottom of the oven tray. In order for the sweets to be the same size, it is better to draw circles with a diameter of 4 or 5 cm on oil paper.

Then, turn the greaseproof paper upside down on the baking tray. With this, you can rest assured that all the sweets will be uniform.

Of course, if you think you can pipe all the sweets the same size, there is no need to do so. This method is suitable for beginners.

2. Sift the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder three times for a better and softer bread and set aside.

3. Break the eggs and separate the yolks and egg whites. Separately, pour the egg white into a large bowl and beat it with an electric mixer until foamy.

add eggs to mixer

Then add half of the powdered sugar to the beaten egg whites and beat well again with an electric mixer until it becomes smooth.

4. Now add the cream of tartar. Stir again until the egg whites are completely formed so that when you turn the bowl over, the egg whites will not come back. (Don’t stir too much; otherwise, it will dry the sweet).

add tartar cream

Then, stir the egg yolks.
(During this time, put the egg whites in the refrigerator so that they don’t run out).

5. Mix the rest of the powdered sugar and vanilla with the egg yolk. Beat it for about 5 minutes until it becomes creamy and stretchy. Then take the egg white out of the refrigerator.

add egg yolk to mixer

6. Add the egg yolk little by little to the egg white and gently fold it with a whisk so that the white does not puff up.
The folding step is very important so that the egg whites do not fall asleep. You should not stir; just turn and mix the ingredients. This step is very effective in the final puff of cookies!

7. Mix the flour, cornstarch and baking powder that we sifted together and pour it little by little on the mixture of egg whites and yolks.

add flour

If we pour the combination of flour, baking powder, and starch on the yolk and white with a sieve, the result will be better. Add and fold slowly. Mix these ingredients in a circular motion until they become smooth.

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8. Now, you have a smooth and homogeneous mixture. Pour the ingredients into a funnel without a nozzle or with a simple nozzle and pipe on greaseproof paper.

When the pastry material becomes a little pointy during Piping, it means you have done the steps correctly.

Pour the ingredients into a funnel

9. Piping should be done in round and small circles using a funnel on the tray. Hold the funnel in your hand so that you only pour the dough in the center.

Do not swirl the funnel at all, and pipe the ingredients only in the center and with hand pressure. The sweet bread will get bigger after baking, so pipe them small size.

10. Now sift powdered sugar over the cookies with a sieve. If you don’t like the sharp point of the cake after it is baked, you can put your finger on the sharp part of the cake after sifting the powdered sugar to remove the sharp point.

sift powdered sugar over the cookies

11. Place the tray in the oven and bake it at 180 degrees, but be careful to heat the oven for 10 to 12 minutes at first. Be aware that this cake should not change color; it just needs to puff up and become a little golden underneath.

12. After baking, let the cookies cool completely and then gently remove them from the greaseproof paper.

13. Now pour the pastry cream into a bowl and mix it with an electric mixer until it forms. After taking the shape, pour it into a funnel with a simple or patterned nozzle and pipe it on one of the sweets.

step 13 shirini latifeh

Place another shirini latifeh on it and decorate it with pistachio powder. Eat them and enjoy it with your family.

shirini latifeh is ready

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notes for shirini latifeh

  • Make sure that all preparation steps are done quickly and that there is no break between preparation and baking.
  • Shirini latifeh is like making a sponge cake, and one of the important points of making it is mixing and folding the ingredients.
  • Do not open or close the oven door while the sweets are in the oven.
  • When you want to beat the egg whites, be sure to use a high-speed mixer.
  • The mixer head should not be greasy or wet when you want to beat the egg whites, and be sure to mix in one direction.
  • The high heat of the oven makes the pastry puff disappear.
  • In the preparation of shirini latifeh, take the eggs out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before making the pastry so that they are at the same temperature as the environment.
  • Cream of tartar is a white powder that is used to make the egg white last longer and not lose its puffiness. It is used in sensitive recipes where the white puff is not lost when folding.
  • One of the important points of cooking is the golden color of shirini latifeh, and if the bottom of the cookies turns golden, it indicates that the cookies are cooked.

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As its name suggests, Shirini Latifeh is a traditional Iranian sweet with a soft texture. The method of preparation is very simple but requires high precision. In preparing this sweet, stirring and mixing the ingredients is the most important part of the preparation.


1. What are the main ingredients of this sweet?

Flour, Powdered sugar, Eggs and Baking powder are the main ingredients in shirini latifeh.

2. Can I use powdered sugar instead of sugar?

Yes, powdered sugar is one of the essentials of this sweet.

3. Can I freeze this sweet?

Yes, you can freeze this sweet in a closed container for several weeks.

4. What should I do so that the puff pastry does not disappear?

High and excessive heat will cause the puff pastry to disappear, and the exact temperature should be specified in the recipe.

5. What is served with shirini latifeh?

Along with this sweet are served Persian tea and coffee.

6. How do I know if shirini latifeh is fully baked?

To test the baking of this sweets, just use a toothpick and insert it into the pastry. If the toothpick comes out clean, the pastry is ready.

7. What should I use to decorate sweets?

Pistachio powder is the best option for decorating shirini latifeh.

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