Persian Mulberry Confection: A Sweet Intro to Persian Cooking

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Taught by Azita Houshiar

Azita Houshiar is an Iranian American writer, illustrator and cooking instructor based in Brooklyn, NY. Azita is deeply passionate about sharing the food and culture of her native country;and she is an enthusiastic and helpful teacher. Check out her blog Fig & Quince where she writes about the Persian culture and shares modern interpretations of delicious and authentic Persian home cooking recipes.

You can also find Azita on TwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

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In this class, we'll learn how to make a batch of "Persian Mulberry Confection" -- a delightful sweet called "tut" in Farsi, which literally translates to 'mulberry' -- a staple confection offered at weddings, celebrations, and other festive gatherings.

This sweet bite-sized Persian nibble is made with ground almonds, sugar, cardamom and rosewater, mixed into a dough, and formed in the shape of a mulberry -- thus, its name. It even gets a little pistachio stem. Very cute!

The ingredients are few and the end result is a festive, visually appealing and decidedly toothsome treat.

Don't miss out on the chance to pick up a dazzling and delicious culinary skill.

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