I was straightening out my baking goods cupboard yesterday and came across my coveted bottle of Middle Eastern rosewater. Then I had fond memories of the Iranian Gaz hard taffy candy from Isfahan. I couldn’t get enough of it when we lived there in my youth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaz_%28candy%29 I wondered if I’d ever be able to make this doing Atkins. The Gaz candy is shipped by one supplier in Isfahan that I came across on the net, but any attempts I’ve made at cooking it has fallen way short of my remembrances. The reason, is a key ingredient, the sap of the desert angiben plant is not available here. 😦 Sigh. So I have to sublimate with other hints of this memory! Maybe a creamy rosewater pudding one day?
I continued straightening and also shuffled my box of green tea. BINGO! I came upon the idea to put a few drops of rosewater in my green tea, which I’m getting quite fond of these days. Wowza! is all I can say. Almost as good as the Gaz candy, and virtually calorie free! The flavor really brought back memories.
1 c. of your favorite green tea (I use both Salado bag and Boulder Blues Gourmet Green Looseleaf)
3 drops rosewater (available at Middle Eastern grocery stores and import grocers)
Sweetener of your choice (I use 2 drops liquid Splenda)
NO DIRECTIONS NEEDED
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Each cup of tea has 2 calories and .5 carbs, as the rosewater has no nutritive value. The sweetener I use adds no carbs.