Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

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.

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

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).

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

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.

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Whites are separated from yolk.

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Then sugar is to be added.

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Everything is mixed up.

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Theт they make puree from the cooled apples.

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

The special mixer is used to mix all the ingredients.

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Then the mixture is poured into special wooden capacities.

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Here they need to dry. This process lasts for eighteen hours.

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

The average temperature for drying is 70C (158F).

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

The mass for connecting the layers together is also made from apples, sugar and egg whites.

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Before the next stage of cooking ten or twelve hours should pass. Some part of the product is used for making apple crispy chips.

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

It is very tasty!

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

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.

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Then it is packed.

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Traditionally Russian Apple Candies

Unfortunately you can taste it only in the Tula region of Russia.

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