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Tentalaria di Cashupete (Cashew Nut Treat)

Category: Desserts

Tentalaria di Cashupete (Cashew Nut Treat)

Tentalaria derives from the word tenta which means to entice in English. This candy is considered a delicacy and customary it is given as a welcome treat to guests placing it next to a bridal cake along with chocolate bonbons and other delicacy. read more



  • 1 lb. cashew nut
  • 1 lb. sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup of water
  • Almond essence


Add 1 lbs cashew nut in a blender and make a fine puree. Bring sugar to water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat when the mixture turns beige in color. Slowly add blended cashew to the mixture while stirring with an iron spoon. Once the cashew is mixed in, beat the mixture with a spatula until it is firm (it should be ready when you lift the spatula and it forms a point). Turn off the heat. Pour the mixture into small sizes on a wet wooden plate and garnish with a halve cashew nut, rasped coconut, or sprinkles. Cool and serve.

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