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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Candied Chestnuts in Syrup

(Kestane Şekeri)

<br />Candied Chestnuts in Syrup
500 gr chestnut
1 cup sugar
2 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract

When buying chestnuts, choose the fat ones, as they will be more delicious. Soak the chestnuts in water for about 15-20 minutes to get them to soften. Using a small knife, cut the shells horizontally on the top (fat) side. Place the chestnuts in a medium size pot, cover them with the water. Boil them for about 5 minutes. Remove the shells and inner skins using a small knife.

Clean the same pot, put sugar, water and vanilla extract in it. Boil it for about 5 minutes. Add the chestnuts into the syrup, close the lid. Cook for about an hour over just under the medium heat.

Let the chestnuts cool down first in the pot. There should be a little bit syrup left. If the syrup is too much, cook a little bit longer without the lid.

Place them into the glass container with the syrup, put the lid on and keep it in the refrigerator. For servings, place them individually in the candy cups.

New Year Eve's Menu:
-Potato Soup , Chicken with Cherry Sauce and Appetizers.

4 Comments:

At 10:21 PM, Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is something I really like!

Cheers,

Rosa

 
At 1:03 AM, Blogger NASSOS said...

Thank you Binnur.
Bursa is chestnut city! I think there is also a huge chestnut tree. In Greece, we made this sweet, but we don't boil for long then preserve on syrup.

 
At 4:21 PM, Blogger L Vanel said...

They look delicious and I will try this recipe next year when we collect wild chestnuts. Thank you!

 
At 7:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy to see this recipe. I did not know it was easy to make at home. It is a favorite of mine. Now I will try it. Thank you!

Zeynep in San Francisco (I forgot my user id so I am posting as anonymous for now.)

 

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