The correct answer to yesterday's quiz is zoolbia (or zoolbiya, zoolbeeya, zoulbeya, take your pick). Congratulations to Molly for putting her Tehrangeles knowledge to good use!
Traditionally served with another Persian sweet called bamieh, zoolbia is very simple, made only with cornstarch, yogurt and a bit of sugar, then piped, just like a funnel cake, into hot oil. Next, the fried pastry is soaked in a rosewater simple syrup solution, and served.
I have to tell you, I was VERY surprised that no one guessed funnel cake!