Halawat Sha’riyya is one really old recipe in the Iraqi cuisine. I will dedicate another post to talk about Shariyya (vermicelli noodles), as they happen to be very very interesting and have a very interesting story to tell. However, for today’s recipe, let’s stick to this traditional Iraqi dessert.
As I was chatting with Professor Nawal Nasrallah about the culture of Ramadan in Iraq (on this link), and the Iraqi Ramadan foods (on this link) we of course also talked about the traditional Halawat Shariyya. She was very generous to share with us the recipe from her beautiful book ‘Delights from The Garden of Eden‘. And here it is for you to try.
In case you are wondering: “Sha’riyya is very thin wheat-noodles, similar to angel hair pasta. It is mostly sold in the form of balls (also called ‘nests’), available at Middle Eastern stores (labelled ‘thin noodles #1’).”