Growing up in a Persian household, we always had plenty of delicious food around the table. But one of my favorites, which was special to family gatherings and Persian New Year’s celebrations, was a special kind of toffee called Sohan.
I was recently reminded of my childhood love for the treat when my aunt brought it around for my husband’s and my wedding celebrations. When I shared it with my grandmother-in-law and saw that she appreciated it as much as I did, I knew I needed to figure out a way to make them at home. Not wanting to send everyone in my family straight to the dentist with cavities I sought to recreate it using only high quality, whole food ingredients.
Around the same time, my dear friend Laurel shared an exclusive holiday toffee recipe and I knew I had found the base for my homemade Sohan. When I shared it with my family, they were in awe that I was able to get the right consistency without having to use flour, cane sugar, or fly halfway across the world to get the real stuff.
This recipe is a great après dinner snack with tea or coffee. Enjoy by yourself or with your whole family in tow!
| INGREDIENTS |
1 cup Grass Fed Butter
1 cup Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon Ground Cardamom
¼ teaspoon Ground Saffron
1½ cups Pistachios, chopped
| ASSEMBLY |
1 | Melt butter and maple syrup in a saucepan over medium to high heat. Stir constantly, bringing to a soft boil (about 270 degrees).
2 | Remove from heat and stir in cardamom, saffron and ½ of the pistachios.
3 | Pour onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
4 | After a minute, top with remaining pistachios and place in the freezer until firm.
5 | Once firm, break into small pieces.