Delicacy of the Eastern Princess, or the Taste of Childhood

Delicacy of the Eastern Princess, or the Taste of Childhood

When choosing an expression for the word “childhood”, along with the banal words “special”, “beautiful”, “happy”, it comes to mind – “delicious”. Or rather, “delicious sherbet”, which I have fond memories with.
It is called the sweet jewel, and many legends and mysterious stories are associated with it. I remember when my mother wanted to pamper us with confectionery delights, she cooked an extremely delicious candy and called it “Delicacy of the Eastern Princess”.
Milk was simmering over a slow fire, and my mother added a few tablespoons of sweetened water. Separately, sugar was poured into the saucepan, it had to be constantly stirred to melt to the state of caramel. Looking forward to the “solemn” moment when the dainty will appear on table, we impatiently followed my mother’s actions. And the calm hostess mixed two ready-made mixtures, which had to be boiled for another half hour.

The final stage of cooking the Oriental delicacy was mixing the finished consistency with butter, and the filling of the delicacy was peanuts. Being on tiptoes with eagerness, we waited for the “candy” to cool down and started drinking tea.
Sachak was served, the whole family sat in a circle, we drank tea with sherbet, listened to our mother’s stories, which made my mouth even sweeter. Perhaps that’s why we believed that “sherbet” has a special magic power.
Currently, there are many recipes for making dessert. For example, on fruits, where instead of regular milk, puree or condensed milk is added to sugar small portion-wise, and the thick syrup is supplemented with citrus zest, nuts, and various dried fruits.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, the dessert is easily absorbed by the body. A milk-based dainty normalizes the work of a heart, kidneys, and liver, and fillings – raisins, dried apricots, peanuts have a calming, strengthening effect and other useful properties.

Myahri YAGMUROVA

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