Carrot Candies

Carrot Candies



90 MIN.


Candies came to Lithuania from the East. Interestingly, they were traded by pharmacists earlier - it was thought that such medicines, flavoured with ginger, anise, and dates, cure very well. In the 19th century candies were expensive, only rich people could taste them. On rare occasions, for children, the housewives made sweets from milk or cream, carrots, apples, linseed, poppy seeds and other local products, sweetened them with sugar beet syrup, sugar. Even 69 % of these candies consists of carrots.

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You will need

1 kg - carrots
1 kg - sugar
1 glass of - grinded nuts
1 l - cranberry juice

Dish cooking

Grind the carrots with blender, pour sugar and cranberry juice and cook stirring. The mixture is prepared, if a little of it is placed on the cloth and compressed, it does not cling to the material.

Put the mass on a table moistened with cold water in a layer of about 1 cm thick, sprinkle with nuts. Cool and cut into pieces of desired size.

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