Pişmaniye

Pişmaniye
Alternative names Tel helva, çekme helva, tel tel, tepme helva, keten helva
Type Dessert
Place of origin Turkey
Region or state Kocaeli, Turkey
Main ingredients Flour, butter, pulled sugar
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Pişmaniye is a Turkish sweet in fine strands made by blending flour roasted in butter into pulled sugar. It is sometimes garnished with ground pistachio nuts. Although the texture is similar to cotton candy, both method and ingredients are different. It is widely known as Turkish Cotton Candy.

Until recently pişmaniye used to be made at home in most regions of Turkey, but this tradition is now rapidly disappearing.[1] Today the manufacturing process is partially mechanised.[2]

Alternative names

There are many different Turkish names, used in different provinces, the most common being tel helva, çekme helva, tel tel, tepme helva and keten helva.

Origin and etymology

The earliest Turkish reference to pişmaniye is a recipe by Şirvani,[3] a physician writing during the 1430s. The name comes from the Turkish language.

It may be of a Coptic origin from :'ⲡⲏⲥ: pis":[4] which means :" to mix flour with fat" , and "ⲛⲏⲓⲛⲓ: nani or mani ":[5] which means : "honey”.

See also

References

  1. Üçer, Müjgan (1992). Sivas Halk Mutfağı. Sivas, 71-72
  2. Yıldırım, Renan, "Ağızda Dağılan Lezzet Pişmaniye", Skylife, February 2003
  3. Şirvani, Muhammed bin Mahmud, 15. Yüzyıl Osmanlı Mutfağı, eds. Mustafa Argunşah and Müjgan Çakır, Istanbul:Gökkubbe Yayınları, 2005, 126-127; Priscilla Mary Işın, Gülbeşeker, Türk Tatlıları Tarihi, İstanbul:Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2008, 191-192
  4. Moawad Dawood Coptic dictionary , P:293b
  5. Moawad Dawood Coptic dictionary , P:206a
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