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. This easy Turkish delight recipe will tempt you, too!
- 4 cups sugar (granulated)
- 1 1/4 cups cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon potassium bitartrate (cream of tartar)
- 4 1/4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons water (rose water)
- 1 cup sugar (confectioners)
- 1 teaspoon 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 F on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Combine cream of tartar, 1 cup cornstarch and remaining water in a 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, and 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 the pan. Spread evenly and allow to cool overnight.
- Once it has cooled overnight, sift together confectioners sugar and remaining cornstarch.
- Turn over the baking pan containing Turkish delight onto clean counter or table and cut with an 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.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||0 g|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||0 g|
|Dietary Fiber||0 g|