Nowrouz (Persian new year) is in less than a month. In our culture, we celebrate beginning of the Spring and Nowrouz is our most important holiday.
One of my favorite traditions about Nowrouz is eating sweets. We make/buy many different, bite size sweets and serve them with tea. One of my most favorite Nowrouz sweets is the one that you can see in the photo, It's called Toot.
Toot translate to mulberries. It's unbelievably easy to make yet super tasty. It's also known as Persian marzipan candies. Some people play with the recipe, like they add food coloring or different extracts but I totally recommend to keep it simple as it is. Because why not keep something simple when it's already tasty nah?
this recipe will give you around 20-25 Toots. (depends on the size)
Ground Almond: 200g
Icing sugar: 200g
Rosewater: 2 tbsp
Sugar: Enough to cover each one
Mix the ground almond with icing sugar. First add 1 tbsp of rose water to the dry ingredients and keep mixing. Then slowly add the second tbsp of rose water and just mix it till it shapes like a dough. Be careful to not over mix it.
Let the dough rest for 30 minutes, then divide dough to the small ball. The size of the marzipan candies are totally depends on you but I like them very small (5-7 grams). Not just because it's the most common size for this sweet, but also because I can convince myself to eat more of them:)) .
Then you can start shaping them like you can see in the photo, tiny on one side and flat on the other side. After you shape all the candies, dump them to a bowl of sugar and take them out when they covered fully with sugar. To finish them, you can stick a slivered almond on flat side of each and done نوش جان