Tuesday 22 December 2009

The Kitchen Front - Turkish Delight

It just would not be Christmas in our house if there was not hiding somewhere a gooey box of Turkish Delight. This year I decide it was about time I had a go at making my own!

Turkish Delight
    675g Caster Sugar 
    Juice of one lemon 
    100g Corn flour 
    30g Powdered Gelatin 
    25 g Icing Sugar 
    2-3 tsp Rose Water

1. Measure the caster sugar into a stainless steel pan, add 300ml of water and the lemon Juice.

2. Mix 75g of the corn flour with a further 200ml of cold water until smooth and stir into the sugar mixture. Sprinkle the gelatin over and slowly bring it to the boil, over a medium heat simmer briskly for 20 minutes.

Turkish delight Recipe bubbling mixture
20 minutes of  simmering makes the mixture thicken up!
3. Meanwhile, line a deep Baking tin with 2 layers of cling film. Sift the remaining corn flour and icing sugar together and leave to one side.

4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and leave to cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the rosewater and pour into the prepared tin. Leave to cool in a cool dry place (not the fridge) for at least 12 hours.

5. Cut into cubes and roll in the corn flour and icing sugar mix. They will keep in an airtight tin for one month. You could also try coating the finished squares in melted chocolate, for an even more indulgent treat!!!

Tips: Cut the Turkish delight piece by piece as it tends to melt back together if you try to cut too many pieces at one time.

Wendy x

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