KC: Faludeh Shirazi (frozen Persian dessert) - pareve

Posted by : Schelly Dardashti

Faludeh shirazi is available wherever there are Persian stores, frozen
in pints or quarts, and served at every Persian party. A wonderful,
non-dairy, frozen dessert that is great in the summer after a barbecue!

This is from Batmanglij "New Food of Life," and is nice for parties.

For the frozen part:

1/2 pound thin rice noodles or Chinese rice sticks, broken into 2-inch or
smaller pieces.
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup water
3 Tablespoons rose water

For the garnish:

2 tablespoons slivered pistachios
2 tablespoons sour cherries
1/4 cup light sour cherry syrup
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed LIME (not lemon) juice.

1. in a pot, bring 8 cups of water to boil.

2. add rice noodles, boil for 1 minute. Drain, run cold water over and
set aside.

3. Put sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to boil. Remove pan from
heat immediately. Add rose water and allow to cool.

4. Mix half the noodles and the syrup and pour into freezing trays.
Freeze 2-3 hours until almost frozen. Break up mixture with a fork, add
the rest of the noodles, stir lightly with fork and return trays to
freezer for 8 hours (overnight) until solid.

5. My note: it can be eaten just like this. In Iran, one would serve it
with lime juice or "arrack." For a party, use the following:

Either put it all into large bowl or individual bowls, garnish with
pistachios, sour cherries and drizzle the sour cherry syrup/lime juice
over the top.

Further note: In Iran, the rice noodles were not used. A type of batter
was made with some sort of starch (wheat, probably), spun in a kind of
sieve-like contraption which produced threads or drops of the batter,
which were boiled in water. The already-made rice sticks make it a
quicker job.

Schelly Dardashti

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