Our Story

We are a home-based bakery in Royal Wharf, London, specialising in Persian pastries.

We use the finest ingredients: Real and fresh eggs, unsalted clarified butter, wheat flour and cane sugar.

Zafaroon is the colloquial word for Saffron in Persian. Saffron is used both to add flavour and a mesmerising scent to different kinds of foods and drinks.

And what about Kolompeh? Let our founder, Elahe tell you the story: "I used to be an architecture student in the city of Kerman in Iran about two decades ago. Kolompeh is a traditional cookie historically associated with Kerman and I fell in love with it from the very first days I started living in that city. One of the unique qualities of Kolompeh is that it does not have any added sugar and its natural sweetener is dates and therefore it does not push you off if you do not like sugar very much.

When I moved to the UK, I could hardly find any Kolompeh here so I had to rely on anyone who would be travelling to bring us souvenirs of Kerman. Later on, one of the shops in Tehran added Kolompeh to the products it sold and whenever I travelled to Iran, I would bring some with me. Over the past couple of years, I have not been able to travel to Iran and the prospects of going back does not seem too promising either, given the dire circumstances of Covid-19.

So, I decided I have to do something myself and I started baking Kolompeh myself. After a long process of learning and experience, I managed to get the right mix of flour, oil and saffron to come up with my own specific recipe."

Kolompeh contains walnuts, eggs, yoghurt, flour, butter, cardamom and cinnamon. The end result is an incredibly tasty but mild cookie which tingles your senses to a lovely experience of confectionaries.