Teaching you Turkish the simplest way!

A recipe from sarahdall.co.za

Good Turkish delight can be heavenly, you just need to find a recipe that is perfect. Trust this one because I do.

Turkish delight

  • 1kg sugar
  • 500ml water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 20 gelatine leaves
  • 120g corn flour
  • 100ml water
  • 10ml rose essence
  • few drops red food colouring
  • corn flour for dusting

Place the sugar, water and lemon juice in a medium sized pot, heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.

Sponge the gelatine leaves in cold water and boil the syrup for 2 minutes.

Slake the corn flour with the remainder of the water and add to the syrup along with the sponged gelatine, stirring continuously. Boil for a further 2 minutes, add the rose essence and a few drops of food colouring. Strain through a sieve. Pour into oiled tins and leave to set in the fridge overnight.

Remove from the mould and dust in corn flour, cut into any desired shape.

My tip

Turkish delight can keep for a few weeks if kept in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also melt down off cuts and reset.