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Martyrs boiled with honey and walnuts

Martyrs boiled with honey and walnuts


I remember when I was little I liked simple ... no nuts, nothing: D just boiled and with sugar: D: D

  • 500 g martyrs
  • 300 g chopped walnuts not very small
  • 150 g of honey
  • 5 l with water
  • 4 sachets of vanilla sugar
  • Peel a lemon
  • A teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A teaspoon of rum or a rum essence

Servings: -

Preparation time: less than 60 minutes

RECIPE PREPARATION Martyrs boiled with honey and walnuts:

Bring water to a boil with a pinch of salt and vanilla sugar

When the water starts to boil, the martyrs are put.

Leave until boiling but stirring from time to time, so that the martyrs do not stick together.

When the martyrs are almost cooked, add honey, cinnamon, lemon peel and walnuts.

We take the pan off the heat and when the martyrs are warm we put the rum.

You can eat both hot and cold.

If you still want, you can put more honey in the plate, individually. : D: D


Good appetite!



Why do we make martyrs for March 9?

The martyrs are celebrated on the occasion of March 9, the day on which the Orthodox Church celebrates the 40 Holy Martyrs. They, Christian soldiers who were part of the 12th Lightning Legion of Armenia, were sentenced to death by freezing in Lake Sevastia after refusing to worship idols.

On March 9, in the popular belief, the tombs and the gates of Heaven are opened. The 8th form of the martyrs represents a stylization of the human form. Given the fact that the recipe is a religious one, it is recommended to take the martyrs to church for sanctification, before consuming them.

In Moldova, martyrs are baked from an extremely cozonac-like dough and then smeared with honey and walnuts. Here is the best recipe for fasting Moldovan martyrs.

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Recipe of boiled martyrs with walnuts

On March 9, the Orthodox Church celebrates the 40 Martyrs killed in Sevastia, and, according to popular tradition, on this day, women make martyrs in the form of eight. In Dobrogea, however, the same form is preserved only that the martyrs are smaller and are boiled in water with sugar, cinnamon and walnut, symbolizing the lake in which the Holy Martyrs were thrown.

For the dough, you need: 250g flour, 120ml lukewarm water, a little salt.

For the syrup, you need the following ingredients: 2 liters of water, 300 g of sugar, 3 tablespoons of honey, a pinch of salt, grated peel of a lemon, 2 ampoules of rum essence, 2 sachets of vanilla sugar, cinnamon and 200g of walnuts.

Preparation: In a bowl put the flour, add a pinch of salt, water and mix everything until you get an elastic dough, which does not stick to the hand. We take the pieces of dough, roll them until we get a roll of about 7cm. From the obtained roll, we form a circle, then we wrap it in the shape of 8. The martyrs thus obtained are dried on a sheet of paper, until the next day. Once they have dried, we can prepare them.

Put 2 liters of water in a saucepan, add the caster sugar, vanilla sugar, a pinch of salt and, when the water starts to boil, add the martyrs to the saucepan and let them boil until soft. During boiling, stir from time to time so that it does not stick. After they have boiled, add the honey, grated lemon peel, rum and walnut essences and mix. At the end, you can add cinnamon.


Martyrs boiled with walnuts. BENEFITS

Walnuts are not fattening, as has long been believed, and the benefits to the body of this oily fruit are extraordinary. Research conducted by specialists confirms this.

Recent studies by American researchers at Barcelona's Hospital Clinico mention that walnuts are a very healthy food that prolongs our lives.

The experiment conducted at the prestigious medical institution also showed that, unlike olive oil, walnuts helped maintain the elasticity and flexibility of the arteries, regardless of cholesterol levels. A new study, conducted at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania (USA), brings even more interesting information, which supports the idea of ​​introducing these oily fruits & icircn daily diet.

Thus, researchers have proven that walnuts are the healthiest foods in the category of oilseeds. They contain both healthy fiber, protein, minerals and vitamins, as well as a large number of antioxidants, which are stronger than other types of nuts. In this experiment, the specialists analyzed the benefits of walnuts for the body compared to other oily fruits: almonds, peanuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, cashew nuts, macadamia nuts and pecans.

Read also: Holiday March 9. Who have the 40 Martyrs and the significance of this holiday


Moldovan martyrs with honey and walnuts

Moldovan martyrs with honey and walnuts, a simple and easy delicacy to make.

There are different variants of the dough for the martyrs, but the way of rolling and folding is approximately the same for any of the variants.

They are made from simple ingredients like cozonac, tender and flavorful, even the taste is similar, only they are slightly syrupy and the walnut is sprinkled in abundance on top.

I haven't made them strong in a long time, but today, although we are still quite far from the holiday, we ate them with so much pleasure with a cup of hot milk just before going to bed.

The Christian holiday of the 40 Martyrs is celebrated on March 9 and overlaps with the beginning of the new agricultural year.

So I invite you to stay together for the list of ingredients, but also the simple way of preparation and the result will be truly spectacular!

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Dough ingredients:

  • 500 g 000 type flour
  • 280-290 ml of warm milk
  • 4 yolks
  • 80 ml vegetable oil
  • 80-120 g caster sugar depending on how sweet you like it, I think they are enough, because they will be syrups plus greased with honey
  • 7 g dry yeast or 25 g fresh
  • Grated peel of a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt

Ingredients for greasing before baking:

Ingredients for syrup and greased martyrs:

  • 120 ml of water
  • 80 gr caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Peel an orange
  • 100 g of honey
  • 150 g ground walnuts

Method of preparation:

In a kettle we put the warm milk with the sugar and the yeast activated for 10-12 minutes.

Put the flour in a bowl, make a hole in the middle and add salt, activated yeast, lemon peel and egg yolks. Knead until you get an elastic and homogeneous dough. Incorporate the oil gradually into the dough until the dough is tender and easy to handle.

Put the leavened dough in a bowl greased with oil and cover it with a fresh foil, for an hour, an hour and 15 minutes, depending on how hot it is in the kitchen.

On a work surface, with a little oil, turn the dough upside down and divide it into 8 equal parts.

We roll sticks about 55-60 cm long, which we roll on one side in one direction and on the other side in the opposite direction.

Put the martyrs on an oven tray lined with baking paper and cover them with a fresh foil for 20-25 minutes to leaven.

It's time to preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Beat the egg with the milk, grease the martyrs and put them in the oven for 16-18 minutes or until nicely browned.

Preparation for syrup:

Bring the sugar to the boil with water, and from the moment it starts to boil, let it boil for another 2 minutes.

Add the orange peel and vanilla extract and let it cool.

Remove the martyrs from the oven and let them cool in the pan in which they were baked.

We syrup evenly by greasing each martyr with a Silicone brush.

Grease the martyrs with honey and sprinkle with ground walnuts. I'm ready to serve. May it be useful to you!


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