Gushfil, also known as "elephant's ear," is a beloved traditional Iranian sweet that has been cherished for generations.

Iran (IMNA) - This delightful dessert is made by using ingredients such as egg yolks, milk or yogurt, oil, yeast, and baking powder. Hailing from the cities of Isfahan and Arak, Gushfil shares a similar taste profile to Tulumba and Jalebi.

A popular dessertin Isfahan, the combination of Gushfil and buttermilk has deep roots in the local food culture and continues to be enjoyed by the people of Isfahan to this day. The historical origins of this sweet pairing can be traced back to the Safavid era, showcasing the rich history behind this gastronomic delight.

In the city's sweet shops, one can find Gushfil in various shapes, but the most iconic and traditional form resembles a large leaf, resembling an elephant's ear. The accompanying local buttermilk, infused with mint and rose leaves, has led some to believe in its therapeutic properties. They believe that the salty taste of buttermilk and the sweetness of Gushfil work together to regulate blood pressure in the body, acting as a natural balance between sugar and salt.

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