November 7, 2018 – Sweet Korčula, an island with a seemingly endless supply of fabulous traditional home-made cakes and desserts. We are very grateful to Franica Tasovac for allowing us to serialise her excellent books called Sweet Korcula, Sweeties of Korcula Grannies (in English). It is a collection of no less than 30 ancient recipes for Korcula cakes and desserts, lovingly put together into a book. A delightful souvenir or gift for gourmet friends. Franica has kindly allowed us to serialise the recipes on TCN, and we will be bringing you a recipe a week from the kitchens of Korcula’s grandmothers throughout the year. You can read Claudia Tarle’s lovely introduction here.
200 g sugar
30 g of butter
2 tablespoons of brandy of roses
100 g almonds
half a lemon
Put the almonds in a little water and boil (one minute only). Raise them from the heat, strain them and peel the skin. Use your thumb and forefinger to squeeze each almond and their skin will be separated.
Dry peeled almonds in the pan, but they should not darken. Slice cooled almonds into narrow sticks.
Put wax paper on a bigger wooden board and coat it with oil. Put sugar, butter and brandy in a wide, shallow pan and stir over low heat. When the mixture begins to darken, pour the almonds and continue to mix. When sugar takes ona dark brown and transparent colour, dump out the mixture to the prepared board. Press and dress krokant with the lemon pieces.
Cut krokant with a knife passing the knife through the lemon piece.
You can buy this booklet at:
Town library “ Ivan Vidali “
Flower shop “ Fiorino “
“ Manina “
“ Komo “
Tourist agency “ Kaleta “
Souvenir shop “ Suzy “
Bookshop “ Kutak knjiga “
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