|Gaz Nougat at Pars Market|
Ingredients Used and Popular Methods of Preparation of Gaz Candy
In Esfahan, as per the old tradition, the sweet milky juice is extracted from the stems of the plant collected from the mountains, which are brought downhill to the towns and stored inside copper vessels. A raw mixture is made with the other ingredients like rosewater, almond or pistachio kernels, egg white and this which is beaten to a desired consistency over heat and finally, given candy shapes by hand. The handmade, old fashioned Iranian gaz nougats are individually shaped round which typically have a diameter of 2 to 3 inches with half an inch of thickness. For making the modern Iranian gaz, aluminum foil is sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, over which, a hard mixture made by combining egg whites, corn syrup, pistachios, salt, sugar and water over heat, is layered smoothly, refrigerated and finally, brought out when set and cut into squares.
|Soltani Gaz at Pars Market|
Traditionally, the Iranian gaz is eaten as an anytime , although it may also be served formally at dinner accompanied by hot . This Iranian sweet is also a popular entrée during the festive occasions, during when many confectioneries sell these nougats wrapped in gift boxes, as they make for ideal presents for relatives.
|Ashrafi Gaz in Gift wrap at Pars Market|
The Iranian gaz candies are not wrapped individually; instead, all the nougat slices are packed in a single box with flour dusting, so as to keep the sweets from gluing to one another. Generally, these confections are stored in wooden boxes, although in some modern households or stores, metal, cardboard or plastic boxes are also used. Often, the Iranian gaz may be sold in larger sizes, which are cut into bite sized pieces just before serving or eating.
|Close up view of Ashrafi Gaz in Gift wrap at Pars Market|
|Saltanati Gaz at Pars Market|
The Iranian gaz stored with flour is called "gaz-e-ardi". which available at Pars Market!
|Gaz-e-Ardi Esfehan at Pars Market|
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