Monday, 1 August 2011

turkish delight

Photos: heysweetie8
This weekend I finally got round to photographing some of the treats my mom had made for me after my weekend in Durban. So ya, I'll openly admit that I didn't make this myself, but I'm going to share the recipe with you anyway. This recipe has been tried and tested by my mom, so I'm sure it is a failproof version. I've heard turkish delight can be rather tricky to make, but this one seems like it's worth a try...

P.S. For those of you that entered the Little Chef recipe book giveaway, I will be announcing that lucky winner tomorrow :) xxx

375ml water
45g gelatine
60g cornflour
750g sugar
2ml tartaric acid
30ml rosewater/lemon juice
cornflour and icing sugar for dusting
1. Place 100ml water in a jug, add gelatine and set aside.
2. Blend cornflour to a paste with a little water, set aside. 
3. Microwave remaining water on Full Power for about 2 mins until boiling. Pour boiling water over soaked gelatine, stir well. Microwave on Medium-50%- for 2 mins to dissolve.
4. Combine hot mixture and cornflour paste in a very large bowl, add sugar and tartaric acid. Cover with vented plastic wrap, and microwave on Full Power for 5 mins, stir well. 
5. Now microwave uncovered for 7 mins, stir in rosewater and a dash of pink colouring- or lemon juice with yellow colouring. 
6. Pour into a well greased 25cm square pan, cool and chill well. Turn out onto a board sprinkled with cornflour and icing sugar. 
7. Cut into squares with a knife dipped into hot water. Roll each piece in cornflour and icing sugar.