Belev candy is a wonderful originally Russian delicacy. It appeared in far 1888. Its recipe was created by a merchant Amvrosy Prokhorov. He made this product famous abroad too. It used to be served to noblemen of Russia, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria and Georgia. It would not have been possible if this product didn’t have a wonderful taste.
We are specially going to the Tula region to see how it is made.
The recipe is rather simple: it consists of only three components: Antonov apples, sugar and egg whites.
First of all apples must be washed. Then they are put into a special oven to be baked for 2,5 – 3 hours depending on their size. The temperature for baking is 230 degrees C (446 F).
Then the applaes are to be cooled in a special chamber. It is necessary in order the apples do not lose their color and become black.
Whites are separated from yolk.
Then sugar is to be added.
Everything is mixed up.
Theт they make puree from the cooled apples.
The special mixer is used to mix all the ingredients.
Then the mixture is poured into special wooden capacities.
Here they need to dry. This process lasts for eighteen hours.
The average temperature for drying is 70C (158F).
The mass for connecting the layers together is also made from apples, sugar and egg whites.
Before the next stage of cooking ten or twelve hours should pass. Some part of the product is used for making apple crispy chips.
It is very tasty!
They make not only apple candies but also cherry, cranberry, sea buckthorn ones.
When the candy cools down, it is cut into pieces and covered with sugar powder.
Then it is packed.
Unfortunately you can taste it only in the Tula region of Russia.