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Glyko Karydaki (Walnut Sweet Preserve)
Glyko Karydaki (Walnut Sweet Preserve)


100 fresh walnuts

Juice of 2 lemons

2 cups cooking lime (calcium hydroxide)

4 kg sugar

3 ltrs water

2 cinnamon sticks

6 cloves



Peel walnuts very thinly. Remove a small triangular piece from the top and bottom. Soak in water for eight days, changing water daily.

On the eighth day, soak in water with the cooking lime for 12 hours.

Rinse well under running water and pierce the walnuts vertically and horizontally with a skewer.

Boil in fresh water and rinse twice.

Boil in a saucepan until cooked.

Drain and soak in water and lemon juice for six hours.

Drain and return to the pan with the sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and cloves.

Bring to boil on low heat. The following day boil again on high heat. On the third day boil until the syrup thickens.

Store in sterilised jars when cold.