Pashmak

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Pashmak
Pashmak.jpg
Type Cotton candy
Place of origin Iran
Region or state Yazd
Main ingredients Sugar, sesame
Cookbook:Pashmak  Pashmak
For the villages in Iran, see Pashmak, Iran.

Pashmak (Persian: پشمک‎) is a form of Persian candy floss or cotton candy, made from sesame and sugar. The word Pashmak in Persian is composed of پشم pashm [wool] + ـَک ak [resemblance suffix] meaning "wool-like", as the confectionery resembles sheep's wool.

Pashmak is served on its own or as an accompaniment to fruits, cakes, ice creams, puddings and desserts.

Pashmak originated in the Iranian city of Yazd known for its various traditional Persian sweets such as Baghlava, Qottab, Gaz.[citation needed]

A Turkish sweet called pişmaniye bears some resemblance to Pashmak.

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