Churchkhela, a Georgian souvenir, is a sweet similar to Basluq. This delicious candy appears similar to shiny and elongated candles in different colors. To prepare this Georgian candy, you can use nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, etc. Stay with Cooking County to make Churchkhela.
More about Churchkhela
Chuchkhela is a kind of sweet sausage shape of traditional Georgia, which is prepared by roasting different nuts such as hazel nut, walnuts, cashew nuts and etc.
Churchkhela can also be prepared from dry fruits such as peaches, apples, pomegrante, or pumpkin seeds.
How to Make Churchkhela?
- 2 liters of grape juice
- 1 tablespoon of flour
- 200 grams walnuts
- 200 grams hazelnuts
If your nuts are not roasted, put them in a pan and roast them for about two to three minutes.
Pour the grape juice into a pot and put it on medium heat until it reaches the boiling point and its volume is reduced by half.
Note: keep 200 ml of grape juice aside.
In a medium bowl, mix the flour with the 200 ml of grape juice that you set aside before. Using a whisk, mix them well until the flour is completely dissolved in the grape juice.
Using a thread and a needle, string walnuts, hazelnuts or any other nuts of your choice (until it reaches 25 cm in length.)
At the same time, when the grape juice is boiling on the flame, add the flour and grape juice mixture and stir it continuously.
After about five to ten minutes, stir it with a wooden spoon on medium heat until it gets enough concentration.
Dip the nuts you have threaded into the pot, so they are entirely covered with juice (this special ingredient is called Tatara in Georgia).
How to Serve Churchkhela?
Hang the Churchkhela for about seven to ten days to dry completely. If you keep it in a cool place, you can use it for up to one year.
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