Editors' Pick

Honey and Cream - Iranian Breakfast

“In early 2008 we spent a few days in the northwest Iranian city of Tabriz. We wanted to go to Tehran but all the roads were closed by snow so instead we got to know Tabriz. One of our favourite routines became going for breakfast at tiny restaurants that served honey, freshly drained from the honeycomb, along with a thick, spreadable cream and warm bread for breakfast. So simple yet so delicious. The bread should be like a plain naan bread and you can serve this with either sugary tea (no milk for Iranian style) or plain hot milk. A lighter version of this is yogurt with honey mixed in. Iranians also like honey and butter together on bread. Honey and just about anything is good!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 13 cup clotted cream
  • 2 rounds naan bread


  1. Put the cream in a small bowl to one side and the honey on the other side of the bowl.
  2. Lightly warm your bread.
  3. Mix the cream and honey together and spread on your bread.

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