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Turkish Delight AKA Lokum by taiche

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Turkish Delight is a candy that originated in Turkey in the 1700’s. The candy was featured in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, by C.S Lewis. The White Witch tempted a character, Edmund with Turkish Delight.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups cornstarch
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
4 1/4 cups water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons rosewater
1 cup confectioners sugar
Vegetable oil or shortening
In a 9 inch baking pan, grease the sides and bottom with vegetable oil or shortening. Line with wax paper and grease the wax paper.

In a saucepan, combine lemon juice, sugar and 1 1/2 cups water on medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar dissolves. Allow mixture to boil. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer, until the mixture reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and set aside.

Combine cream of tartar, 1 cup corn starch and remaining water in saucepan over medium heat. Stir until all lumps are gone and the mixture begins to boil. Stop stirring when the mixture has a glue like consistency.

Stir in the lemon juice, water and sugar mixture. Stir constantly for about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, Allow to simmer for 1 hour, stirring frequently.

Once the mixture has become a golden color, stir in rosewater. Pour mixture into wax paper lined pan. Spread evenly and allow to cool overnight.

Once it has cooled overnight, sift together confectioners sugar and remaining cornstarch.

Turn over baking pan containing Turkish delight onto clean counter or table and cut with oiled knife into one inch pieces.

Coat with confectioners sugar mixture. Serve or store in airtight container in layers separated with wax or parchment paper.

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  • redqueenself
    redqueenselfalmost 6 years ago

    Oh, wow! My friend Mousa use to bring this candy to me when I was a little girl. I had forgotten all about it. It never did occur to me to get a recipe for it. Thanks for the memories and the recipe.

  • davesphotographics
    davesphotograp...almost 6 years ago

    great capture nice work

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryalmost 6 years ago

    Delightful photo! I may try this recipe.

  • cougarfan
    cougarfanalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful Hun:)))))))))))))) Thanks For The Recipe:)))))))xoxox

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughalmost 6 years ago

    MMm – I love this stuff. But I think I’ll stick to buying it from the falafel shop!

  • Squealia
    Squealiaalmost 6 years ago

    Oh wow I love turkish delight! I don’t think i can get all those ingrediants in Spain though… It looks delicious!

  • wahumom
    wahumomalmost 6 years ago

    WOW! How interesting a candy!! I may just have to try to make this.

  • wahumom
    wahumomalmost 6 years ago

    You should put this in the History group….sorry I don’t have the link.

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughalmost 6 years ago

    Cadbury still makes the Turkish bar!!! I get one every time I go to Cost Plus.

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 6 years ago

    One of my favorite candies. Soooo.. goood. Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group.

  • Thanks for the Middle east for Turkish Delight

    – taiche

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