Zoolbia. Bamieh.

Sugary goodness. 

One of my favorite Iranian sweets to have with tea is Zoolbia Bamieh. These are two sugary treats, one shaped like a ball and one shaped like a pretzel. 

When you pair this with your tea there is no need for a sweetener! Zulbia Bamieh combine the delicious ingredients of saffron, honey, rosewater and sugar to create a delicious and beautiful dessert. Watch out these are anything but healthy as they are mostly made of sugar and then fried!

I found this video of how to make zulbia from a Persian food blogger. It is a fairly simple recipe but does require saffron as well as rosewater which are items not every household has on hand. 

If you have an Iranian or middle eastern market near you I strongly suggest these! If you like them  you can buy saffron and rosewater online to make at home. People get creative with shapes, especially for the zulbia and one great addition is crushed pistachios on top!

A note about saffron: I don't think it's clear in the video but when you have saffron threads (the best) the way you get the flavoring is by puting a few threads in boiling water so that it "brews." The liquid is what you use in the recipe not the threads!

 Dainty little things. 

Dainty little things. 

 Great to enjoy with Bat-Moose pjs !

Great to enjoy with Bat-Moose pjs !