The papaya sweet is a delicious dessert that can be consumed alone or as jam to spread on cookies or toast. It can be stored for a long time in the refrigerator. It maintains all the properties of fresh papaya and its flavor is improved. The addition of sugar may not be very good for certain people. In these cases you can add some variant that is suitable for cooking.
Ingredients for papaya sweet:
- One kilo of fresh, peeled and seedless papayas
- Three quarts of white sugar
- Sodium bicarbonate
- Water quantity required, approximately two liters
Preparation of papaya sweet
Once peeled and stripped of its seeds, proceed to cut into small cubes the papaya. Place the pieces in a bowl of water until they are covered and the baking soda is added. Baking soda is widely used in cooking, because it has properties that raise the pH of food, avoiding its acidity and thus are easier to digest. The preparation is left standing for half an hour. Thus the papaya softens easier and eliminates all its acidic substances.
Remove the papaya from the water with baking soda and put it in a pot along with the sugar and let it macerate for another half hour. Then it is put to the fire and begins its cooking. It is advisable to stir constantly to prevent it from sticking to the bottom. Nor is it a matter of stirring all the time. Anyway you have to be very attentive because once it starts to boil it is very likely that it will start to stick to the bottom.
It is left cooking for about an hour the important thing is that it obtains a point somewhat thick. One can go testing the point and cook it more or less according to your taste. You can add clove, a vanilla chaucha or cinnamon to give a touch of flavor.
Once the cooking is finished, it is expected to cool and papaya sweet can be placed in pre-sterilized glass jars. To sterilize the bottles, place them in a pot of water and leave it to boil for half an hour. Then they are cleaned with alcohol and they are ready to be used. This way you can keep the candy in the cupboard or in the refrigerator for several months.