How To Make Turkish Delight

Turkish delight
Turkish delight

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Turkish delight is a lovely and exotic sweetmeat which is often eaten at Christmas.

It is a type of candy which originated in Turkey in the 15th century.

They were introduced to Western Europe in the 19th century and quickly became a British favorite.

Modern and Traditional Recipes for Turkish delight

Traditionally, Turkish delight was a simple recipe and the candy was made from a combination of flour, water and a type of honey called kum. Modern recipes for Turkish delight have replaced the honey and flour with starch and sugar. You can learn how to make Turkish delight by following some brief steps. You don’t need many diverse condiments to make this candy.

To know how to make Turkish delight, you must first obtain the necessary ingredients.

  • These are 2 cups of sugar;
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch;
  • 1 cup of water and a half teaspoon of cream of tartar;
  • 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar;
  • Half a cup of toasted and chopped pistachios;
  • 1 tablespoon of food flavoring.

According to many recipes on how to make Turkish delight, you must first dissolve both the cornstarch and sugar in water. You then add the cream of tartar and boil the mixture in a pot on high heat of about 220 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes. You must make sure that you cover the pot for the last 5 minutes.

Then you add the flavor and the chopped nuts to mixture. Now, pour the boiling mixture into a shallow pan that has been well oiled. Allow the mixture to cool. Once it is hard, cut the candy into small squares. Remove the squares from the pan and roll the candy in the confectioners’ sugar. The Turkish delight is now ready to eat.

To make different flavors of Turkish delight, just use a variety of food flavors like lemon, strawberry, orange and toffee. As Turkish delight tends to spoil quickly, you must store the candy in an airtight container as soon as you’ve completed making them. You can lengthen the shelf life of Turkish delight by storing the container in the fridge.

It’s really easy to learn how to make Turkish delight if you follow a few simple instructions. The ingredients are all available at your local supermarket so you don’t have to fork out a fortune for exotic spices. With some practice, you can start to make lovely Turkish delight you can share with the whole family.

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