• LK Bonabi

Baslogh - A Gelatinous Yalda Sweet

Updated: Dec 16, 2020

Baslogh is a wonderfully gelatinous sweet served during the night of Yalda, the longest night of the year. I'm keeping to my theme for the next couple of weeks and bringing you sweets and food served during Shab-e-Yalda.


Baslogh can be made in a variety of ways once the main ingredients are mixed together, the addition of saffron, cardamom, pistachios, coconut and or rose petals are commonly added to this sweet either mixed with the main ingredients or afterwards added on top of it. I've used shredded coconut and halved walnuts to decorate mine.


Ingredients

1/2 cup corn starch

1 tbsp oil (vegetable)

1/2 cup rose water

2 cups water

1 cup granulated sugar


For the topping

1/2 cup walnuts halved

1 cup shredded coconut

1 tbsp crushed rose petals

Method

Step 1

  • Add 2 cups of water to a medium saucepan

  • Add 1/2 cup corn starch

  • Add 1 cup granulated sugar

  • Stir until the corn starch and the sugar have completely dissolved

Step 2

  • Place the saucepan on high heat

  • Add the rose water

Note: You can add saffron at this stage if you want to (1/2 tsp diluted)

  • Add the 1 tbsp of oil

  • Stir continuously, do not stop

  • Continue stirring until you see lumps appear

  • Continue stirring until the mixture starts coming together and starts pulling away from the sides of the saucepan, this will take around 15 minutes.

Step 3

  • Remove the saucepan off the heat

Note: At this stage you can either empty the Baslogh onto a flat surface so you can cut them into squares once they've cooled down, or you can cut them into round balls like I've done

  • Set aside to cool down completely

  • Once cool, shape your Baslogh and add the toppings

I can't wait for Shab-e-Yalda, as I start making these goodies and munching away on some ;) I hope you enjoy making these sweets as well as we all look forward to this beautiful Yalda night :)

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