Cockerel on a stick recipe
If you believe the information that leadsWikipedia on the appearance in Russia of a cockerel on a stick, then it's time for us to celebrate its 500th anniversary. It is difficult to even guess what the author was guided by, and on what sources he relied in his historical delights, before coming to such a great discovery. Probably, in his understanding, the capture of Smolensk by the army of Basil III and served as an occasion for the creation of a cockerel on a stick. There were no other significant events in that segment of our glorious history. From the historical reference let us turn to the question: how to make a candy on a stick without sugar? The fact is that sugar appeared in Russia only 300 years later. Long searches on the Internet practically did not give any result. There is evidence that as a treat in ancient Russia, maple syrup with ginger was used. But this version does not stand up to any criticism, since in Russia maple species that give sweet syrup do not grow. And in Canada, where it is still very fond of, they began to produce syrup only in the middle of the 18th century, that is, only 250 years ago. It turns out that the mystery of the appearance of this delicacy remains unresolved.
Version to connect the appearance of candy with the tale of A.S.Pushkin's "Golden Cockerel" looks the most logical: both sugar was available, and a wand, and a national idea, but then the invention is younger for as long as 300 years with a hook. By the way, for some strange reason, the word "lollipop" is missing in Dal's dictionary. The fact itself is amazing.
I must say that candy "cockerel on a stick"The recipe is simple, as well as everything great. To make a candy you need sugar, water and vinegar. The water is taken in proportion to sugar 1: 4, vinegar, preferably apple, - 4 tablespoons per kilogram of sugar. Vinegar can be replaced with citric acid. So, we know how to cook cockerels on a stick, at least, what they consist of. What has turned out here, has a yellow-brown inedible color, not at all what we are used to perceive as a candy.
For those candies "cockerel on a stick" recipeprescribes the addition of dyes, fragrances and essences. We did not use anything like this and did the right thing. Because the dyes and essences used to make candy in handicraft conditions contain toxic substances. This is especially true for green, purple and blue products. When cooking candies, part of the fraction of the dye and flavor evaporates, and its toxic base remains in the candies.
When you really want to cook the cockerels on your ownstick, the recipe will help make them completely safe. This is a recipe for creamy caramel. Boil the milk (100 grams) with sugar (200 g) until the mixture has the color of coffee. Wiping a warm caramel with butter, get a softer option. Caramel can be placed in any shape, soft can simply cut and put on a plate. Or here is another - chocolate cockerels on a stick - a recipe: sugar, honey and chocolate are taken in equal parts, mixed and cooked on a very small fire. Try caramel for readiness as follows. Lower a drop of caramel into cold water, and if it immediately froze, then the product is ready. Now you can mold a cockerel, but do not forget to lubricate the shape with refined oil to avoid sticking.
Lovely candies fromFruit pasta, however, it is impossible for them to give any form other than spherical. They are done in this way: the fruit jam boils down to a dense condition, balls are formed from it, which can be pierced with chopsticks. To improve the taste and flavor in the jam, add zest, vanilla sugar, cloves, ground walnuts. Lozenges made from fruit paste are much more useful than ordinary candies, which create ideal conditions for caries.