Pashmak is a candy prepared with sugar and sesame, which is quite like Persian cotton candy or candy floss. In Persian language, pashmak implies “little wool”. The name has been given to the dish as it looks like sheep’s wool. The dish is served in the form of accompaniment to various other dishes like cakes, fruits, desserts, ice creams and puddings. This dish is somewhat similar in appearance to one of the Turkish sweets, known as “pismaniye”.
- It is a widespread myth that ant spit is used in the preparation of the candy although this does not hold true at all.