The Wobbly Deliciousness That Is Turkish Delight




Introduction: The Wobbly Deliciousness That Is Turkish Delight

I created this Turkish Delight as the final finished layer to my multi-layered Turkish Delight Chocolate Brownie Pie. This Turkish Delight turned out so surprisingly well that I felt it deserves its own Instructable as I plan to make it many, many times.

I've also included a picture of the turkish delight as it appeared on the top of the pie - after you've had a go making this turkish delight I hope you will be inspired to make your own Turkish Delight themed creations.

Step 1: Collect Up and Prepare Ingredients

You will need:

25g gelatine powder
4 tsp rose water
450g white sugar
4 drops red food colouring
And also 200ml water (thanks to Hoopajoo for pointing out the missing ingredient)

And for dusting the set turkish delight:

4 tbsp icing sugar mixed with 2 tsp cornflour

Step 2: Mix, Dissolve and Simmer

Get out a big saucepan and add the gelatine, sugar, rose water and water.
Gently heat until it is all dissolved.
Once dissolved, bring to the boil without stirring. You don't want to stir it because this will cause the mixture to foam up and form sugar suds on top. Simmer for 20 to 25 min. 

Watch it carefully - During the making of this turkish delight, I turned away for literally 30sec and ended up having to scrub burned suger syrup off the hotplate. One moment it was gently simmering, the next it was bubbling over. And I can't stress this enough - stirring will make it bubble more.

Step 3: Colour, Set, Slice and Dust

Remove from the stove, let cool for 5 min and then add the food colouring.
Scrape off the suds from the top - these suds will not go away by themselves. If they set, they will create an opaque sugary crust!
Pour into a well oiled baking tin.

After 24 hours the turkish delight is set. Slice and remove from the tin and rub in the icing sugar and cornflour mix. You can be fairly rough when peeling the turkish delight slices from the tin as they do maintain their shape.

Eat and enjoy :)

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    4 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Just curious is there any other flavors that work. I know that that rose is a common flavor,but what about lemon or other fruit flavors?


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I have heard of orange and lemon and also vanilla.
    I suspect that, while a lot of flavours could be used, gentle flavours would be best, my girlfriend suggested peach. Orange blossom is apparently awesome.
    Big tip: Before making a new flavour, I would recommend using a cup of sugar water to test different flavours to see if they work and to test the amount of the flavouring needed.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    >You will need:

    >50g gelatine powder
    >8 tsp rose water
    >900g white sugar
    >6 to 7 drops red food colouring

    >And for dusting the set turkish delight:

                 >4 tbsp icing sugar mixed with 2 tsp cornflour

    The picture in step 2 looks like you used more than 8 tsp of rose water. Are we supposed to add the recommended amount of water on the gelatin package, more water or less water?


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    You are absolutely right... I forgot to add plain water to the ingredients list. Will update now. Thanks! Ps. 200ml water