Halawat sha’riyya

a traditional Iraqi sweet dish made from fine vermicelli and crushed nuts

1 cup fine vermicelli
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. rose water
Walnuts and cardamom

Melt the butter in a saucepan then add the vermicelli noodles and cook in butter until brown.

Add 1 cup hot water and stir on high heat, then reduce the heat and let the noodles simmer until they soften. Add sugar and rose water, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Cook on low heat for 5 to 10 minutes until the water is completely absorbed.

Spread the delicious sweet dessert on a plate and garnish with walnuts and cardamom.

Halawat sha’riyya can be served cold or hot.