When it comes to the Soviet Union, contemporaries are divided into two camps: some scold the past regime, while others recall their youth with nostalgia. But we will not beat around the bush for a long time, but today we will talk about the sweets that the children in the USSR feasted on. Modern kids do not understand how you can love ordinary bread sprinkled with sugar, or lollipops.
1. Cake “potato”
How to make a potato cake.
Only a foreigner did not know what a potato cake is in the Soviet Union. This dessert went well with tea. Children happily joined their mothers when they thought about making a treat. After all, how fun it is to sculpt “potatoes” all together.
To prepare a cake, you need to take 100 grams of butter, 1 glass of sugar, 1 glass of milk and 3-4 tbsp. spoons of cocoa. We put the mixture on fire and, stirring, bring to a boil. To get “the same potato”, you need to add milk mixture for babies (about 400-500 grams) and stir everything until completely dissolved.
Dip the cake in the cookie crumbs.
The resulting dough should cool so as not to burn your hands. And then you can safely start rolling “koloboks” or “potatoes”. Remember to involve children in this process. The final chord is cookies. Take the most common shortbread cookies and crush them in a mortar or grind with a blender. Roll the cake in the resulting crumb. Then let the “potatoes” stand for a couple of hours in the refrigerator.
To make candy, you need to mix sugar, water and lemon juice.
When people in the Soviet Union had never heard of lollipops, children licked lollipops in the form of fish and cockerels with might and main. And the best part is that such a sweetness could be prepared at home. When today’s parents and grandmothers remember this delicacy, for modern kids, making lollipops is akin to magic.
Pour hot caramel
So, to make lollipops, you need 6 tablespoons of sugar, 3 tablespoons of water and 0.5 tablespoons of lemon. By the way, lemon can be replaced with vinegar, but a specific smell will appear.
Mix everything in a saucepan and place over low heat. Stir the sugar constantly. Determine the doneness of caramel by color and degree of stringiness. If the caramel is stretching well, then it is not ready yet. But do not overdo it, if you overexpose sugar on the stove, the future candy will become bitter.
The lollipops are ready!
Prepare parchment paper, wooden sticks (you can use ice cream) and pour out the caramel, as shown in the photo. After it hardens, feel free to separate the lollipop from the parchment.
3. “Space” jam
How to make “space” jam.
In the days of the USSR, every third boy definitely wanted to be an astronaut. Unknown distance, respect and honor at home. Eh, romance … And the astronauts were fed from tubes.
Some guys somehow managed to make “space food” themselves. To do this, you had to take an empty tube of toothpaste, cut off its back, rinse thoroughly, and then fill with jam. If earlier the metal edges of the tube could be bent to return the tube to its previous appearance, today this trick will not work. All made of plastic. But do not be discouraged, because the back of the tube can be sealed with an iron, placing parchment paper.
Fill a tube with jam.
Now imagine: you go out into the yard like this with a tube of pasta instead of a sandwich with sugar and tell everyone that you got hold of “space” jam. And the guys around are asking: “Let me try!”
The tube is sealed with an iron.
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The echoes of the past life will be present in our families for a long time. Take, for example, household appliances of that time. Surely many have something lying around in the closet or on the balcony. Continuing the theme: 15 things from the USSR that today’s youth will not understand.