Saturday, March 26, 2011

Homemade Lokum/Turkish Delight

Edmund.... you fool... i'm curious and wondering a while how good is that sweet candy that has been offered by a white witch makes him betrayed to his sibling.Have you seen The Chronicles of Narnia the movie ???This is what im talking about .All of the sudden interest in Turkish Delight. So, this is interesting.I always be fond of the aromatic lemony flavour like this candy.It has jelly like texture.. chewy, no fancy flavour, simply sugar and water.It is fairly simple to make and does not require any fancy ingredients. A typical recipe will involve powdered gelatine, cornflour, icing sugar and whatever filling that you would like such as nuts and preserved fruits.I like tasting the new things from other part of the world where i've never been (i wish i could ).. at least... this is not my favourite but worth trying...

Ingredients :

4 cups caster sugar
4 cups water
2 tbs fresh lemon juice
3 tbs gelatine powder
1 cup cornflour
1 tsp cream of tartar
2 tsp rosewater essence
Red food colouring

2 cups icing sugar mixture for coating


  1. Grease a cake pan/container with oil to prevent from the jelly from sticking .
  2. Place the sugar and the water in a large heavy-based saucepan over low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves and bubbling. Stir in the lemon juice.
  3. Meanwhile, place the gelatine, cornflour and cream of tartar in a large saucepan. Use a balloon whisk to whisk in a little of the remaining water to form a paste. Gradually whisk in the remaining water. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring, for 3-5 minutes or until the mixture boils and thickens.
  4. Gradually pour the sugar syrup into the cornflour mixture, whisking constantly.Reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally to prevent the mixture sticking to the base of the pan, for 1 hour or until the mixture is light golden .
  5. Add the rosewater and a few drops of the food colouring and stir until well combined.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Set aside to cool to room temperature and place in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight until firm.
  7. Use a lightly greased knife to cut into cube pieces. Toss the lokum in the icing sugar to coat.

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