Turkish Delight (Lokum) Recipe





Introduction: Turkish Delight (Lokum) Recipe

How to make this simple addictive confectionary as featured in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Step 1: Ingredients and Equipment

the recipe was found on abc.net.au, further recipes and variants can be found with Google.

Ingredients (refer to the picture):
  • 4 cups white sugar ($1.50/kg)
  • 1 litre water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup cornflour ($2/kg)
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1.5 tablespoons rosewater ($1/50mL)
  • red food colouring ($1/50mL)
  • 1 cup icing sugar

  • 2 pans
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons
  • cake pan (square preferrable)
  • knife
  • stiring spoons

Step 2: Dissolve Sugar Into Water

Add 1.5 cups of water to a pan and dissolve all of the sugar over low heat. If the liquid starts boiling lower the heat. Add the lemon juice to the dissolved sugar

Step 3: Mix Cornflour Into Water

Mix cornflour and cream of tartar into remaining water to make a smooth viscous liquid. Heat the liquid until it comes to a boil and thickens.

Step 4: Combine Sugar and Cornflour Solution

Mix the sugar and cornflour solution and add the cream of tartar, whisk till it forms a paste. It should go slightly milky in color.

Add the rose water and food coloring.

Step 5: Pour Syrup Into Shallow Dish

Line a shallow dish (approximately 30mm) with aluminium foil; this will make it easy to remove.

Pour the Turkish delight mix into the dish and refrigerate it overnight.

Step 6: Cut Into Squares

Remove the Turkish delight from the dish, peel the foil away from the sides.

Cut the Turkish delight into approximately 30mm squares.

Step 7: Coat With Icing Sugar

Finally, coat the squares in icing sugar. This stops them from sticking and looks nice.



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    I should try this! Looks delicious!

    If you are not already an experienced candy maker, this recipe omits many important steps. Here is one with more complete instructions: http://candy.about.com/od/sugarcandy/r/turkish_delight.htm

    In Washington state, a candy company makes these, they call them Aplets and Cotlets and berry delights. They're my favorite!

    Canınız lokum çektiğinde yapmanız gereken tek şey www.sugarworld.com.tr adresine girip lokum sipariş vermektir.

    It's looks EXACTLY like the Turkish delight from Narnia that Edmund eat. I WANT TO MAKE THIS!!!!!!!!

    This recipe is one of the worst written recipes I have ever had the misfortune of using - bar none. I am neither being nice nor not nice, just telling the truth. So here goes with the constructive details.

    The ONLY way that this recipe works is to go and find the instructions on another website. Here's why:

    Recipe tells you to let the sugar dissolve and if the liquid starts to boil lower the heat. OK, so the sugar is dissolved. NOWHERE in these useless instructions does it say to make a syrup with the sugar.
    Then it tells you to add the cornflour mix and then just incorporate and then turn it out. Nowhere does it say that you need to do that over heat for an extended period of time
    I used expensive organic ingredients and had to throw the whole lot away. I just finished making a SUCCESSFUL batch from a recipe on about.com.

    If that qualifies as not nice and I get banned from this site, so be it. But frankly I am not going to sugar coat the feedback on what was the most poorly written recipe I have ever used (that incidentally cost me about $10.

    For those of you who are wondering, Turkish delight tastes like a marriage between jello and gummy bears. The flavor is delicate, usually either lemon  or rose. It's powdery at first and when you bite into it, there is only just enough resistance; not too much like gummy bears and not too little like jello. It's a bit sticky as you chew, but dissolves quickly in your mouth. It's very satisfying to eat, yet leaves you wanting more. 

    I've also seen apricot, mint, and peach flavors as well, although I prefer the lemon and rose ones.

    Apricot and peach, huh? Sounds good! Mint is lousy tho! :D