Tut (Persian Marzipan)
These fragrant, rose-scented, Persian-style marzipan sweets are part of the Sofreh Haft Seen - the traditional Nowruz (Iranian New Year) display. "Tut" is the Farsi word for mulberries and these sweets are traditionally shaped like mulberries, but in our house we sometimes go rogue and shape them like bunnies! They are simple to prepare and a fun job for the kids. Enjoy tut with a cup of tea.
- Serves: 10 persons
- 1cup blanched almond flour
- ½cup powdered sugar, or more to taste
- ½teaspoon ground cardamom
- 2tablespoons rose water, or more as needed
- ¼cup white sugar
- 2tablespoons raw pistachios
Step 1Combine almond flour, powdered sugar, and cardamom in a medium bowl. Drizzle in rose water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and gently knead until a soft dough forms that doesn't stick to your hands. Taste and add more powdered sugar to reach desired sweetness. Adjust rose water if needed.
Step 2Pinch off about 1/2 teaspoon of dough. Form into a ball and shape like a cone, to resemble a mulberry, or any shape that you like. Roll in white sugar. Repeat with remaining dough.
Step 3Chop pistachios into slivers, resembling stems. Place a pistachio sliver over each piece of "tut."