Persian Mulberry marzipan sweets (Tut)

So Iranian new year (Nowruz) is coming soon ( 21st March) and there are lot’s of things should be done. One of them is preparing home-made sweets, candy or cookies.

These gorgeous marzipan sweets are one of the most popular sweets that traditionally served for Iranian new year. Toot or tut in Farsi language refers to a sweet white fruit of mulberry tree.

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In Iran we serve this fruit fresh or dried. I have attached some dried mulberries photos. You can have dried mulberry with a cup of tea that would be veryyyyyy tasty.

So, these marzipan sweets are super easy to make, no need to bake or cook. Just with few ingredients you can make a large plate of these tiny lovely sweets.

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Ingredients

2 cups ground almond

2 cups powdered sugar

3 tbsp orange blossom or rose-water

1 tsp cardamom powder

2 tbsp silvered almond or pistachio

½ cup regular sugar

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Preparation

In a bowl combine ground almonds, powdered sugar and cardamom. Gradually add orange blossom and mix all ingredients well until you have a soft past. You can have plain paste or divide the paste into 3-4 portions and add food colouring as I did.Then set them aside for 30 minutes.

Take a small piece of paste and form a tiny ball or mulberry. Then roll each marzipan paste in the regular sugar. Place a silvered almond or pistachio on top of each marzipan in order to make it like the stem of the mulberry fruit. Arrange them in a platter and help yourself.

You can store them in a container for sometime.

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