Aghareed & Sanaa’s Iraqi Rose-shaped Pastry Recipe

These pastries have just two flavours and are incredibly easy to make, yet their folds make them look impressive. Serve for breakfast or brunch with a simple salad or home-made coleslaw.


  • 500g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • water
  • milk

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Heart & Parcel ESOL Session #3 Making Iraqi Pastries

A couple of months ago, Sanaa and Aghareed, two women who had attended the last Heart & Parcel session came to their weekly English language parenting course with a plate of delicious pastries. They had really enjoyed folding the Jiaozi that we had made last time, and wanted to show us how they did various folds in Iraq. Because of this, we decided that these women should lead our February session.

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