Most chefs and pastry professionals use candied fruit as an ingredient in many of their dishes and always choose a trusted brand that has a candied fruits catalog wide and flexible. Horeca establishments want to surprise their customers with innovative creations and professionals try new combinations of colors, aromas, flavors and textures to leave their diners speechless.
Lazaya is a leading brand in candied fruits at an international level and in this post we explain why it is one of the favorites of professionals when it comes to stocking their kitchens with this ingredient. Stay with us and see why.
Lazaya’s candied fruit catalog: innovation and quality
Without a doubt, the candied fruit par excellence that Lazaya offers is the cherry, and we have them in multiple formats. It is a confectionery classic and has always been used to decorate cakes, pastries, biscuits or cupcakes and also as an ingredient in chocolates, biscuits, jams, ice creams, cocktails and countless other creations.
In addition, the candied cherry is not only used for desserts, but also in savory dishes like salads or as an accompaniment to roasts and also to create delicious sauces. These are the candied cherries that Lazaya offers to professionals:
- Amarena cherries: their dark color, almost black, is their hallmark and they are perfect to accompany ice creams and cakes. They are also widely used in buffets to eat directly for their delicious flavor.
- Maraschino cherries: their main characteristic is their intense and bright red color. They are used mainly for decoration in ice creams and cocktails due to their attractive appearance or as an ingredient in different desserts.
- Liquor cherries: this type of cherry is widely used to fill chocolates and cakes; also in nougat and in the famous Fruits of Aragon, as it combines perfectly with the flavor of chocolate.
One of the main characteristics of Lazaya candied cherries is that the raw material comes directly from the brand’s own plantations. Therefore, the best cherries are selected for the manufacture of their products and, in addition, it is the brand itself that is in charge of the entire process, from the harvesting of the cherries, through the process of manufacturing and packaging the product, something that professionals know how to value when selecting their brand of candied fruit.
Other types of candied fruit
Apart from cherries, Lazaya has a wide range of candied fruit widely used by professionals. Let’s see them:
Candied fruit cubes
They include pieces of peach, pear, apple, pumpkin, lemon and orange peel. They are widely used to accompany ice cream, either in a tub or in a cone. Also to fill cakes, tarts, cupcakes and biscuits or to decorate cocktails and cakes, due to its fun colors, its mix of flavors and different textures.
The professional can choose between different types of candied fruit cubes, with different sizes, natural coloring, different fruit mixtures, etc. It is a product that can be perfectly adapted to the needs of each client.
Candied fruit peel strips
These are orange and lemon peels that professionals can find in different sizes, with or without dextrose and with or without sugar. These strips provide a very interesting texture for pastry creations.
In addition, they combine very well with chocolate and we can usually see them in chocolates, nougat and other confectionery products. Chocolate dipped candied orange strips is a combination widely used by pastry chefs due to its crunchy texture and combination of flavors.
Pumpkin, orange, apple, pear and peach chunks are available and are widely used to fill newly created biscuits, tarts, cakes, bonbons and desserts. There are different packages for this product, such as plastic tubs or cardboard boxes that are perfectly adapted to the demands of professionals.
Here the professional can find candied whole fruits, such as tangerines, pears, peaches, plums, apricots or figs and pieces of fruit such as melon or pumpkin.
To keep their properties intact, the fruits are served drained in plastic tubs or buckets, cardboard boxes or cans. Its bright colors and intense flavor are the main attraction of this type of fruit, which is widely used in catering services, hotel buffets and exclusive restaurant desserts.
Pastry chefs usually use these fruits in Roscón de Reyes and Christmas cakes. They can be cherries, pieces of pumpkin or melon dyed with bright dyes to stand out on top of the dessert. They are available in cardboard boxes, tubs and plastic buckets of different sizes to always be ready for the most important celebrations.
Apart from candied fruits, Lazaya has also included candied vegetables in its catalog, which are increasingly appreciated by chefs and used to create more innovative dishes. Candied ginger, carrot, onion, olive or aubergine are available.
As we can see, Lazaya offers a wide range of candied fruits and vegetables for professionals, adapting to their needs with personalized orders. Contact us for any questions or queries and discover everything we can offer you. Talk later?