Iftar Dessert – How To Make Bastani Akbar Mashti Recipe At Home – Visiting Iran is less complete if you don’t taste its culinary delights. In addition to having a dish of Middle Eastern flavors with a scent of spices, Iran also has a variety of sweet desserts. For you sweet food enthusiasts,
Bastani Akbar Mashti
If you’re a fan of ice cream, you’ll definitely love Bastani Akbar Mashti. Bastani Akbar Mashti is a saffron and vanilla flavored ice cream served with rosewater and pistachio nuts. This ice cream flavor will really spoil your tongue in the summer. Usually, Bastani Akbar Mashti is presented in small cups and served with wafers.
- 6 large egg yolks
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon saffron, finely ground
- 1/4 cup pure rosewater, preferably Sadaf brand (see Note)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Dried roses, for garnish
How to Make It:
Set a medium bowl in a large bowl of ice water. In another medium bowl, beat the egg yolks until pale, 1 to 2 minutes.
In a medium saucepan, whisk the cream with the milk, sugar, salt and saffron. Bring to a simmer over moderate heat, whisking, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Very gradually whisk half of the hot cream mixture into the beaten egg yolks in a thin stream, then whisk this mixture back into the saucepan. Cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the custard is thick enough to lightly coat the back of the spoon, about 12 minutes; don’t let it boil.
Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into the bowl set in the ice water. Let the custard cool completely, stirring occasionally. Stir in the rosewater and vanilla extract. Press a piece of plastic wrap directly on the custard and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 4 hours.
Pour the custard base into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer the ice cream to a chilled 9-by-4-inch metal loaf pan, cover and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
Serve the ice cream in bowls, garnished with dried roses.