Churchkhela

For 3 Georgian lari you can treat yourself with Churchkhela, Georgia’s most delicious dessert. In Tbilisi, on Leselidze street they sell all kinds of them. The original recipe calls for a walnut or hazelnut filling, dipped in a condensed grape juice. But, there also are a  variety of churchkhelas made of kiwi, pomegranate and honey as well as different sorts of Georgian wine.

Georgia’s most delicious dessert

When wandering around Tbilisi, an eye catches a colorful display of Churchkhela. It is a traditional Georgian dessert, that is made of condensed grape juice and variety of nuts. Selected nuts are threaded and dipped into a hot grape juice, then hang to dry. The juice is not limited to grapes, as well as the filling is not only a one type of nut. Mostly Churchkhela is made with walnut, but hazelnut and almond is used quite often. Also, a pomegranate juice may be used, instead of a grape. Georgia’s rich variety of grape, gives Churchkhela a vibrant color.

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