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Armenian traditional sweets

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Armenian traditional sweets

Armenian cuisine has always been distinguished by its taste and uniqueness. Sweets have their special place in national cuisine. The recipes for most of the delicious sweets are very old. Armenian sweets differ not only in their taste, but also in their usefulness. Among the delicious sweets of the national cuisine, we can single out: gata with matsun, baklava, cakes made with honey, anthill, etc.


When talking about Armenian sweets, we can’t help but single out traditional Armenian gata. Gata has been in Armenian cuisine for a long time and it is always an integral part of festive tables. There are a number of recipes for traditional Armenian gata, this is because every region has its own special recipe, and every family has its own recipe too. It is mainly made with butter, flour and matsun, the choriz is made with flour, sugar and butter. As a result, a soft, sweet, fragile and very tasty candy is obtained. The Gata tavern also has gatas with nuts, dried fruits, peanuts, halva, and lemon, which have a unique taste and usefulness.

Dried fruit

There is a myth that sweets harm health, maybe yes, but most Armenian sweets are an exception. The list of exceptions includes a wide range of Armenian dried fruits. In Armenian cuisine, dried fruits are prepared from almost all fruits. Armenian dried fruits are popular all over the world, they are special and have a unique taste saturated with Armenian sun. This is because the fruits grown in Armenia differ in their appearance and taste from the fruits of other countries due to the geographical location, favorable climatic conditions and abundance of sunshine.


Murabbas are also included in the list of Armenian sweets. It is prepared from various fruits, citrus fruits, berries and even some vegetables, the recipes of which have been passed down from generation to generation. The staple food is boiled in sugar water and stored in tightly sealed containers. It goes very well with tea. Armenians love to spend cold winter evenings in family gatherings with delicious Armenian tea and murabba.