While Georgia is legitimately referred to for its appetizing dishes, for example, its well-known khinkali dumplings, there is likewise a sweet Georgian pastry that each great foodie should know — Churchkhela, a Georgian treat however beautiful as it seems to be heavenly.
When in Georgia, it’s exceptionally difficult to miss these vivid treats hanging in the market slows down, looking a ton like newly plunged candles. Churchkhela is generally a fall food, reflected in the sweets’ harvest time reds and yellows and browns.
For what reason is it made in the fall? To exploit the grape collect, as grape “must” — grape squeeze that is bubbled in a bronze cauldron to eliminate pollutants, then, at that point, thickened with flour — is a key fixing. The other primary fixing is pecans, and infrequently hazelnuts or almonds, first relaxed in the water, then, at that point, strung together on strings a few meters in length.
Then, the churchkhela is plunged over and again into the wine should, the covering becoming thicker each time. Then, at that point, the strings are dried in the sun and presto! Churchkhela!
It’s less sweet than you may anticipate from a treat. No sugar is added, so all you taste is the regular pleasantness of the grape juice, alongside tasty, chewy pecans.
The starting points of this vivid treat are lost to history. In any case, we do know Georgian heroes used to carry churchkhela with them as they headed out to fight. Why? Since it’s not difficult to convey and stacked with calories. It actually is, however, every single calorie is absolutely awesome!