a wonder of azerbaijan.

16 July 2012
This stuff is delicious. Really delicious.

On a recent trip to Azerbaijan, my husband returned home bearing gifts. In a little wooden box, with a matching wooden lid nailed down on top, stood a sticky sweet dessert wrapped in layers of plastic wrap. Inside lay a solid mass of finely chopped nuts, covered with crunchy vermicelli noodles and soaked in honey. I'm not positive, but I think the whole thing had to have been pressed somehow. Anyway, the result is a surprisingly crunchy, not to sweet mouthfull of deliciousness!

I love the little tasty surprises that one discovers when traveling and living overseas.

4 comments:

Margaret said...

What's the name of it? Our younger daughter's boyfriend went to high school there, so I'm just wondering what he thought of it. :)

Naomi said...

Looks delicious!! I love the idea of the wooden box it comes in, too :)

Anonymous said...

The dessert is called Halva. It is prepared differently across the country. This one is from Sheki.

Peter Bayless said...

The plastic wrap out of the plastic machining is the ideal layer for protecting the flavor.

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