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How to Make Your Own Turkish Delight

Food and drink / 001 Fow to make Jurkish Delight Turkish Delight is perhaps one of the most cherished cultural foods in history. Widely mystery - and now you can recreate it at home! This recipe makes a great gift, or just a gelatin free (vegan) snack. Be sure to share with anyone with a sweet tooth! consumed and loved around the world, its taste and flavour sing of Middle Eastern Ingredients A dash of These ingredients are readily available from most supermarkets. Groundnut oil We bought our Rose Syrup from a Turkish Supermarket, but if you're not near one, it can be replaced with rosewater, or another aromatic extract like peppermint or orange - depending what flavour you want A few drops of Pink food colouring to make. 1 tsp. If you can't find shelled, unsalted pistachios, leave them out or replace with hazelnuts or walnuts. Cream of tartare You don't need much equipment to cook this recipe but a sugar thermometer is essential. We bought ours for £10. 1 tbsp. Lemon juice *If you can't find rose syrup, 2 tbsp. use rosewater, peppermint Rose syrup* or orange extract 3 tbsp. Icing sugar for dusting *No pistachios? Why not use hazelnuts instead? 100 g Shelled, unsalted pistachios* 175g Cornflour 900g Granulated sugar Step 1 Line a 20cm (8in) square baking tin (4cm/1in deep) with baking paper and lightly oil with groundnut oil. Step 2 Place the sugar, lemon juice and 340ml (12 fl oz) water in a pan over a low heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil without stirring, and slowly, using a sugar thermometer, bring the mixture up to 118°C (245°F) – this will take around 15 minutes. Try not to get any lemon pips in the mixture! Step 3 At the same time, in a separate pan (deep), place 57o ml (1 pint) cold water, the cornflour and the cream of tartar. Be sure to use a heavy bottomed pan Step 4 When the sugar mixture reaches 118°C (245°F), bring the cornflour back to the heat, and pour the sugar mixture over the top. Stir it well. if any lumps persist, whisk them out with a metal whisk. Keep the heat low and bring the mixture to a slow simmer. Leave it to simmer for an hour. Stir occasionally to make sure the sugar isn't sticking. To reduce the chance of lumps, whisk in the sugar mixture a little at a time Step 5 Take the pan off the heat, stir in the rose syrup, the pink food colouring (a few drops) and the pistachios. Try with orange, lemon or peppermint. An assortment makes a fantastic present Step 6 Pour the mixture into the prepared tin lined with baking parchment and leave to cool and set overnight. Lay a piece of cling film directly onto the surface of the Turkish Delight to make sure a skin doesn't form while it's drying. Step 7 Once set, cut into squares and dust with equal amounts of sifted icing sugar and cornflour. We used 3 tbsp. of each. How to make Turkish Delight Property TURKEY This recipe is based on one that appeared in the Guardian UK by Kitty Hope and Mark Greenwood

How to Make Your Own Turkish Delight

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Few foods are as culturally iconic as Turkish Delight is with Turkey. If you want to try your hand at making this sweet treat - now you can! This infographic tells you everything you need to do to mak...





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