Monday, 15 October 2007

Pismaniye.... Turkish Fairy Floss...

Truffle this one is for you!!



This is the turkish fairy floss, similar in some ways to the Irian fairy floss...
Usually I get the three colours you see on the pack but to my surprise this pack only has the creamish colour... unlike the Iranian fairy floss these don't appear to have a flavour, if they do it is so mild I have not noticed. It is not as stringy or long as they Iranian so for presentation probably not quite as good...

I buy this from Oasis Middle Eastern Bakery in 9/993 North Road, Murrumbeena, you will find all sorts of imported goodies here. They made lovely filled breads and "pizzas" and sweets. You can have a coffee there too. The nuts and spices are unreal and their prices are spectacular. They also make their own dips by the truck load. The floss is less then $10 (I think about 8-9 dollars) and probably twice the size of the Iranian fairy floss I buy at Essential Ingredient and pay almost $14 or more... The colours of the Iranian fairy floss are prettier and more varied and there is a slight flavour too, but for what I mostly use it, I need qantity. I top a big bowl of chocolate mousse with almost the entire pack of the Turkish floss. It seems to have a real wow factor with all my friends and family. Speaking of which I must post my chocolate mousse that I adapted from an old recipe I have been using for over 20 years. But that is another day.... Vida x

13 comments:

Cindy said...

We actually had a box of this in my workplace just last week! Such amazing texture.

Late one evening, my boss put one of those large clumps in his mouth all at once - he didn't know what it was and just about suffocated, he reckons!

Christie said...

OMG- I LOVE turkish fairy floss-yum!

vida said...

Cindy, your boss is lucky he did not choke... My girlfriend's son did the same thing and coughed til he was blue in the face... V x

Christie, why didn't you say so, I will pick you up a box next time I am there and we can eat it in the Chateau... V x

...for who made the stars said...

Oh this stuff is great! It kinda makes me feel like i sheer angora rabbits or something because the texture is so similar to their coat hahaha.

Cindy said...

P.S. Not sure if you've seen, but Ed from Tomato is organising a Melbourne food bloggers' meetup soon: read here.

vida said...

Cindy, I am there!!! What about you? Where do we sign up? Vida x

Truffle said...

Vida- I'm touched! Thanks for thinking of me and for the record, it looks fabulous!

Cindy said...

Yep, I'm intending to go! Now that you've left a comment on Ed's blog, I guess we just wait for further instructions. :-)

I hope you'll bring some of your secret sauce for those pizzas!

vida said...

Truffle, your very welcome. Hope to see you at the Melbourne foodie bloggers get together. Vida x

Cindy, YES have sauce, will travel. Looking forward to meeting you!! Vida x

Chef Jules said...

Hi Vida! I've had this floss numerous times but not for years. I'm going to have a look around for some. My 6 year old niece who lives with me would enjoy it, I think. And I, too, could spend hours in those import goodie shops.

Hope your week is going well!

Chef J.

vida said...

Hey Chef Jules, it sure is yummy stuff and the kids love it. It is so visual and textural, it has all the senses going. What is your nieces name? How wonderful that you have a little girl in the house. I had three but am down to two now (miss Melisa like crazy) and I cannot imagine life without them. The import stores are like a treasure chest waiting for discoverers like us to find them. I love HEARING from you CJ, make sure you come to Australia one day and I will take you on a guided foodie tour, my promise!! V x x

Valli said...

Oh Vida, I feel like I must live on the moon. I have never heard of Iranian fairy floss until now. Is it like cotton candy?? It looks as though it would have a very different texture? What is it made of?

vida said...

I have added a new post with extra info on the Persian/Iranian Fairy Floss. Hope it answers your questions. Vida x x x