Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Turkish Delight

Turkish delight was first introduced to me from a magazine together with the recipe. It has been under my cooking list for quite sometime. Lately Laura from Laura's Paris Cooking Notebook was introducing it again and reminds me of the recipe that I have in hand. Turkish delight is a confection made from starch and sugar. It's also called as 'Lokum' in Turkish word. There are more stories behind this, which you can check out from http://www.turkish-delight.com/ . These confection look so attractive that I have to make and try them myself. So, I did it!

Ingredients :

20gm gelatine
350gm sugar
250ml water
a pinch of salt
1 tbsp lemon/lime juice(I'm using key lime)
1 tspn lemon rind/lime rind
colouring
icing sugar for dusting
The texture is a little soft and springy. Don't worry! You can juz pull it up.
I leave it on a slightly dust working table and then cut them out by using scissors. Easier though!

Method :

- combine water, gelatine, salt and sugar in a sauce pan and boil over low heat.
- stir occasionally untill sugar & gelatine dissolve completely.
- then off the heat, add in lime juice & rind and colouring; mix well.
- pour onto a 9" square pan tray and leave to cool.
- after that cover it and keep in refrigerator overnight(at least 8 hours).
- cut them into small piece and dust with icing sugar juz before serving.
- keep them in cool and dry area.
Juz look at these tiny little sweets....Oh my, it looks almost transparent. Nice huh!
I cut them all onto the working table and ready for dusting.

Right! It's all ready to serve....Wow, my own homemade Turkish Delight! Is now infront of me. Yum yum yum......It is soft, springy and refreshing!

11 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Oh yep....I made this one from Oetker's jelly powder and should try your recipe next time.
Angie's Recipes

Heavenly Housewife said...

Wow, you are on a roll lately! I love turkish delight, but i've never made it. You did a wonderful job. And green is my favourite colour.

Elin said...

Well done...lovely turkish delight!! Will try this but with 350 gm sugar do you think it is very sweet? Can I reduce the sugar?

Divina Pe said...

Wonderful Turkish delight. They are just irresistible because of their texture and sweetness. Thanks Kristy.

My Little Space said...

Angie : Please do let me know if there's any differences between using Oetkel's jelly powder and my recipe. OK!

H/Housewife : Thank you very much! How I wish I could share these with you. Guess, you have to make your own. Sorry! LOL :D

Elin : The actual quantity of sugar used is 400gm. I've already cut down to 350gm. This recipe is quite sweet and it's their tradition. The outer coating I'm using icing sugar mixed with 'Koh Fun' coz it stays longer.

Divina : You're welcome. I think these are the children favourites!

Cheers, Kristy

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I never had this before. I'm always hearing how good it is. How cool that you made your own!

Barbara said...

Love this recipe. We had some made from blackberries at a restaurant in Miami. It was delicious.

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Ohh Lokum I'm crazy for it!!! My sweet tooth is at maximum, looks fabulous :)

Cheers!

Gera

Mary said...

Well done. I've never seen this before but you've made me curious. Have a great evening.

Lyndsey said...

I just love visiting your blog! You always have such fun different things you try. The Turkish Delight looks wonderful, a treat for anyone!!

I'm still working on how to make the red bean and lotus paste!

My Little Space said...

Reeni : Now, you can try it yourself at home!

Barbara : Thanks! Hope you'll enjoy it!

Gera : Thank you very much lol!

Mary : Then, you should try it. I bet it's fantastic for this coming Halloween!

Lyndsey : Best of luck to you! Please do let me know if you've done the paste. Thank you!

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