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LOKOOM - TURKISH DELIGHT
A dessert like no other. A unique confection that portrays the mystery and romance of the Middle East. The candy was featured in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", by C.S Lewis. The White Witch tempted a character, Edmund, with Turkish Delight. This easy Turkish Delight recipe will tempt you, too!
Turkish Delight is a candy that originated in Turkey in the 1700's. Chock full of Pistachios and almonds. Imagine yourself in the Sultan's tent, nibbling on these delights.
RECIPE PRINTED FROM: THEGUTSYGOURMET.NET©
INGREDIENTS: Serves 6-8
• 1/2 cup cornstarch
• 8 cups sugar
• 3 tablespoons lemon juice
• 8 cups hot water
• 3 drops Bergamot oil
✎**SEE COOKS NOTES**
• 3 tablespoons rosewater or 3 tablespoons orange flower water (optional for an orange or rose
• 1 1/2 cups chopped pistachio nuts or almonds [optional]
• Powdered sugar
1. Mix constarch an sugar together in a large pan. Add the lemon juice and water and cook over
medium heat until the liquid becomes thickened and a lightly golden in color. Turn the heat
down to low and cook for 2 hours.
2. At about 1 hour and 45 minutes, add the Bergamot oil and the chopped nuts. You are now ready
to transfer the candy to a buttered pyrex plate to cool the You can tell the right consistency when
the liquid jells and separates from the sides of the pan and forms a large ball.
3. Pour contents into a buttered pyrex pie plate and let cool. It is best to cool overnight.
4. When cool, cut into 1 inch squares✎**SEE COOK'S NOTES** and sprinkle the candy generously with a ˝ & ˝ combination of
powdered sugar and cornstarch.
1. Bergamot oil is a citrus essential oil and can be found in aroma-therapy shops, good spice shops or
baking supply stores. *You can substitute with 2 TBL. orange flower water or 3 DROPS Boyajians orange
oil. Also found in good cooking stores such as Williams-Sonoma or top supermarkets.
2. It is best to oil your knife before cutting the squares, as the lokoom will have a tendency to stick to
the knife blade.
NOTE: ALTHOUGH NOT THE EXACT RECIPE SHOWN, THE VIDEO BELOW MIGHT BE OF HELP.
HOW TO MAKE TURKISH DELIGHT
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