Honey and Cream - Iranian Breakfast

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

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.


Most Helpful

What a lovely breakfast. I used naan and Recipe #234546 and served it with warm tea. Thank you for sharing this.

Diana A. August 28, 2008

I can't vouch for how the naan bread goes with it, but clotted and cream and honey are simply delicious together. Especially when you make it with: 1 - Clotted cream made from the milk of either Jersey or Guernsey cows due to their high butterfat content (as well as the A2 protein which is more easily digestible by most people), and 2 - Raw honey since it retains most of its mineral, vitamins, and enzymes. Most supermarket-bought honey has been adulterated and is more akin to liquid sugar.

David B. September 28, 2016

This was so good. I will be serving this often!

Myna F. January 19, 2015

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