Zaban is flaky, crusty, golden Persian sweet pastry. Zaban means tongue in Persian language. These honey sweets are perfect for a treat and super yummy. Shirni-e Zaban is lovely with cup of coffee or tea.
Zaban puff pastry
3 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. rose water
2 tbsp. sugar
Pinch of saffron
Crushed pistachio , sesame seeds or coconut powder
Heat the oven to 200C.
In a bowl, combine the honey with rose water ( or warm water), mix well and set aside.
Unfold puff pastry on your counter. By a sharp cutter, cut the pastry into circle or triangular pieces.
Place the cut out pieces in the baking tray. With a knife make a lengthwise cut in the centre of each piece.
With a brush, lightly brush pastry pieces with honey syrup. Sprinkle each piece with sugar.
Place the baking tray in the oven and let it to bake for 15-20 minutes, until it golden and puffed. Then remove from the oven, let it cool and once again brush top of pastry with honey syrup, sprinkle crushed pistachio or coconut powder top of each piece of pastry.
If you like, mix some cream with saffron and apply for topping.
It is done. Serve it with tea or coffee and enjoy it.ر