1 Cup All Purpose Flour
3 Tbsp Butter
1/4 Tsp Saffron
1 Cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Rose Water
1- Soak the zafran (saffron) in boiling water for 30 minutes.
1- Add 1 cup sugar to a pot.
2- Add 1/2 cup water to the pot and mix.
3- Boil the mixture until thickened (or resembles syrup).
4- Add 1 tbsp rose water and 1 tsp of the soaked saffron to the pot and stir well, continue boiling for 3 more minutes.
5- Pour 1 cup water into another pot.
6- Add 2 tbsp sugar and 3 tbsp butter to the pot, stir and heat the pot until the butter is fully melted and mix until well blended.
7- Add 1 cup all purpose flour to the pot, continue stirring over low heat until it resembles dough.
8- Leave the pot at room temperature to cool down.
9- Add 2 eggs to the dough, stir until well mixed.
10- Transfer the dough into the piping bag and use a decorating tip of your choice.
11- Deep fry the dough (zoolbia).
12- Transfer the fried zoolbias (shake off excess oil) directly out of frying pan into the syrup (prepared in step 4) and leave them for about 5 minutes.
13- Place them in a colander for few minutes to drain.