Nov 28, 2010
No, no, I didn’t make these, but I just wanted to tell you about one of the oldest Russian candies - Petushok (Cockerel) lollipops. It’s an all-natural candy made with just sugar, water, and a drop of vinegar essence. Plus maybe some honey (like the ones you can see in the picture). You can also buy cockerel lollipops at almost every craft or food fair in Latvia - they’re called Gailitis here. They taste of burnt sugar and are rustic-looking, amber golden in colour, and irregular in shape. No artificial flavourings, no colouring agents - if you come across a red or yellow lollipop, it’s not a right one.
I don’t basically like lollipops, but these I can’t resist. They’re so natural, they taste of childhood, and they’re beautifully translucent. I’m even thinking of making some Petushki at home, if only I find matching lollipop moulds!
P.S. I’ve just discovered this lovely site Bloglovin and added my blog there:
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