Originally Posted by Ayrton
Hmm, interesting stuff on that site!
Had never even seen or heard of pashmak -- had you seen it used somewhere? In any event, agree it would be wonderful for decorating exotic desserts (I like gold leaf, ever tried it?).
As for making it, I would doubt one could make it at home somehow, but that's pure guesswork! Have you tried Googling for procedure/recipe?
Yep...I saw it used around 3 years ago but could not source it in NZ until 18 months ago. ( I have not bought from the site linked above but you are right, there is some other wonderful sounding yummies there!!)
When I tried to reproduce it with the home floss maker, I added sesame oil n saffron to sugar then allowed it to dry out before putting into machine.
I got floss, and it tasted of sesame and saffron but the thickness and luxuriousness of Pashmak was not there.
Oh well, back to the drawing board. Its very expensive to buy and if I can reasonably reproduce it Id be one happy girl!
I have even visited Iranian sites/messageboards to try to find out but so far zilch.
Only indication I get is that it is handspun.
Doesn't that sound wonderful??