Sweet giants


An unusual dessert, very tasty whose taste will remind you of… chestnut. Yes, chestnut. !!! It melts in your mouth, and you are really surprised by how wonderful it is !!!

So, an opportunity to entice our difficult children, to meet the giants, in their most delicious sweet version !!!!


  • ½ giant beans of Kastoria
  • Or crystallized sugar
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 700 g of water
  • Juice from a lemon
  • 100 g raw Aegina pistachio
  • 1 vanilla
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 cloves (cloves)
  • 1 pinch of Kozani saffron
  • 1 pinch of salt


  1. We soak our beans from the previous day.
  2. The next day, rinse them and boil them in the pot for 10 minutes. Then drain them and put them back to boil for another 20-30 minutes in enough water with a pinch of salt.
  3. Our beans should be boiled, but not melted. So be very careful when cooking.
  4. In a saucepan put the water with the sugar, the lemon (I also add the cups of lemon in the boiling), the pistachio, the Kozani yolk (for taste and color), the vanilla and in a tulle the cinnamon with the cloves (do not fish after) to get a boil. Add the giants and let them boil until the syrup sets.
  5. Then we put the cake in sterile jars, we turn them upside down while they are still hot to form a vacuum.
  • It is good to find new crop giants
  • We prefer Greek legumes
  • You can add other aromas to your dessert such as juniper root, Chios mastic etc.
  • I preferred cinnamon and cloves to give a special winter intensity because their taste will definitely remind you of chestnut !!

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