Gangjeong

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Gangjeong
Korean dessert-Hangwa-Gangjeong-01.jpg
Type Hangwa
Place of origin Korea
Main ingredients Glutinous rice, honey, malt, puffed cereal
Cookbook:Gangjeong  Gangjeong

Gangjeong (강정,强情),Gyeonbyeong(견병,繭餠)is a Korean traditional confectionery (hangwa) popular with women as a low calorie snack. A mixture of glutinous rice, honey and malt is boiled then a puffed cereal is mixed in. The mixture is scraped out onto a wooden board with sides and rolled flat with a rolling pin. It is cut into various sizes. Other ingredients such as roasted peanut halves, pine nuts, raisins or sesame seeds may be added; one variety has black sesame seed instead of puffed cereal. It is a tasty, not too sweet snack.[1] Gangjeong is often served during important events such as weddings, ancestral rites, and lunar new year days (Seollal).[1]

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  1. ^ a b An Illustrated Guide to Korean Culture - 233 traditional key words. Seoul: Hakgojae Publishing Co. 2002. pp. 112–113. ISBN 9788985846981. 

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