Pişmaniye is one of the most adored desserts/candies in all of Turkey. Also known as Turkish fairy floss or Turkish cotton candy, this stringy candy is primarily famous in Kocaeli, Turkey. Not as soft and as fast to melt in the mouth as typical cotton candy, pişmaniye is a kind of halva.
How it’s made
To get the stringy texture, pişmaniye goes through some processes. Though it has simple ingredients like butter, flour, and sugar, actual work starts once adding the muscle power into it. To make pişmaniye the sugar is boiled at 170 degrees, afterward, it is blanched, and it is put on a hook to start the pulling process of the sugar. This step is done to let air into the sugar to create the necessary texture. At the end of this step, a whiter and softer dough is achieved. Butter and flour are mixed in a different container and another dough is made called miena. Afterward, these two doughs are mixed by using arm strength which is the trickiest and hardest part of making pişmaniye. The dough is carefully folded again and again until reaches that flossy texture.
Though the plain type of pişmaniye is the most popular kind of it, producers must have thought “Why stop there”. You can also find flavors like:
Finding a good pişmaniye is even hard in Turkey as it is spoiled quickly due to being made from sugar. The best place to eat one is obviously in Kocaeli/İzmit. But if you do not have the time or money to visit to taste this delicious candy, you can still feel like you’re visiting by checking our website for some delicious international candies and snacks to feel like you are here and get a taste of what you will encounter once you come to Turkey. As a preview, we offer a box full of delicious international snack assortments from chocolates, wafers, and crackers to cakes to enjoy. Come and taste them!
Here are some of our most loved boxes: