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
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)
- 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.