Persian candy (العَجَمِيَّة, al-‘ajamiyya)

This was a very popular sweet in the Middle Ages. and is found in several of the cookery books. It is made with sesame oil, toasted flour, honey and rose water. Serve with a sprinkling of pistachios – or saffron-dyed almonds — and coarsely ground sugar. One recipe recommends additional flavouring with rose water and musk, and a dusting of poppy seeds.  [Ibn Mubārak Shāh, fol. 19v.]

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