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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 80
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 1.2
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 0.0 g

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Turkish Delight

Submitted by: BNRIDDLE2
Turkish Delight

Introduction

This appealing candy is easy to make at home. Rosewater can be found at specialty food stores. When the sugar syrup boils, coat the inside of the saucepan with a brush dipped in water to prevent sugar crystals from forming.

Makes 80 pieces.
Total time: 2 hours.
This appealing candy is easy to make at home. Rosewater can be found at specialty food stores. When the sugar syrup boils, coat the inside of the saucepan with a brush dipped in water to prevent sugar crystals from forming.

Makes 80 pieces.
Total time: 2 hours.

Number of Servings: 80

Ingredients

    4 cups sugar
    4 1/2 cups water
    2 teaspoons lemon juice
    1 1/4 cups cornstarch
    1 teaspoon cream of tartar
    1 1/2 tablespoons rosewater
    red food coloring (optional)
    1 cup confectioners sugar

Directions

Step 1:
Oil a 9-inch square pan. Line with plastic wrap and oil the plastic wrap.
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Step 2:
In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, 1 1/2 cups of the water, and the lemon juice. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the mixture boils. Reduce the heat and simmer gently, without stirring, until the mixture reaches the soft-ball stage (240°F on a candy thermometer). Remove the pan from the heat.
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Step 3:
In a second large heavy saucepan over medium heat, stir together 1 cup cornstarch and the cream of tartar. Gradually stir in the remaining 3 cups of water until no lumps remain. Stir constantly, until the mixture boils and is a thick, gluey paste.
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Step 4:
Slowly pour the hot sugar, water, and lemon juice syrup into the cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring often to prevent sticking, for about 1 hour, or until the mixture has become a pale golden color.
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Step 5:
Stir in the rosewater and tint as desired with food coloring. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Cool to room temperature and let stand, uncovered, overnight to set.
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Step 6:
Sift the confectioners sugar and the remaining 1/4 cup cornstarch onto a large cutting board. Turn the Turkish delight out and cut into 1-inch squares with an oiled knife. Roll pieces in the sugar mixture to coat well. Store in an airtight container with sheets of waxed paper, dusted with the sugar mixture, separating every layer.
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Number of Servings: 80

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BNRIDDLE2.






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  • Incorrect Recipe.. 4 cups of sugar alone is 3096 cals.. divided by 80 servings = 38.7 cals... thats just the 4 cups of sugar! - 8/16/09

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  • I am going to give this a try, but will probably fold in some toasted almond slivers at the end. - 6/15/09

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  • Turkish delight is one of my favorites... a craving I developed while visiting the UK. Glad to have a way to make this at home. Thank you! - 5/28/09

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