Tourists who have tried at least once a traditional Georgian cake, will never forget this fantastic taste. Do not pass by a variety of national and desserts, such as „rtveli“, „churchhella“ and so on. Each sweet piece of art made exclusively from natural products with strict observance of the ancient traditions.
Traditional Georgian sweets
Residents of the country are always notable for their special love for a variety of sweets, which is reflected in the large number of truly unique confectionery. Georgians are renowned for their ability to refine and previously borrowed pastry:
- Butter the bread ;
- Sweet pie – was borrowed from Russian cuisine, but, unlike the original recipe, the Georgians are added to it a filling made from a mixture of nuts and jam;
- Halva and so on.
Churchkhela – Georgian traditional sweet that is made from nuts and grape juice. In order to taste this dish you need to spend a lot of time. Churchkhela, which is divided into Imereti and Kakheti, is preparing for several months by special technology:
- Take the white grapes and squeeze the juice;
- The resulting juice is boiled for half an hour ;
- After the juice must be ready to defend about twelve hours;
- The finished juice is added to flour, which gives the density of the resulting mixture;
- Hang on a long string of desired filling: walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, apricot and so forth;
- Dip the string filled in the resulting thick mixture;
- After 20 minutes, the thread is extracted and sent to drying – from sixteen to seventeen days;
- At the final stage of ripening meal for 2-3 months and then served to the table.
Pelamushi – another famous Georgian sweetness prigotovlivaemaya of corn flour and grape juice. Well-known Georgian pudding usually served guests with a variety of nuts. By pelamushi also usually served sweet products or baht-butts – corn flakes, flavored syrup.
Another popular Georgian sweetness kozinaki are made from natural honey. This dish is mandatory should be served on the first day of this year. For its preparation is used in a heated pan honey and roasted nuts. Once the mixture is ready, it is laid out on the table, where from it do oblong candy.
The most popular national dishes
Nuts – most often met ingredient in many national dishes. The most popular walnut, thanks to the unique organoleptic characteristics. Typically, it is used for cooking:
- Chicken dishes;
- Fish dishes;
- Vegetable dishes;
- Meat dishes;
- A variety of soups and so on.
Many Georgians joke that it is easier to list those dishes where walnut is not used. The most common Georgian dishes, including walnuts, is pkhali (classic cold appetizer). The second place is occupied by popularity kozinaki – pastry flat shape, made from honey. These sweets are usually served on the first day of this year.Ancient traditions require strictly observe the technology of preparation of this dish:
- Preheat a frying pan;
- Saute the required number of nuts until golden brown;
- Put the pan on the stove, add to the sugar and honey;
- After about 10-15 minutes you need to add to toasted nuts;
- The resulting mass is necessary to keep on low heat, stirring constantly;
- Take a large flat board to form a flat candy;
- Gradually formed from the resulting mass of candy rather short.
From desserts smoothly move on to the vegetable viands. Eggplant with nuts – one of the most common national dishes, always served from all sorts of sauces, also containing nuts.