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    Nica Chick
    Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:04 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    One of my friends keeps raving about a candy that she misses from her home land called Tahtle. (this is the pronunciation, I am not sure of the exact spelling or meaning.) I would love to make this for her, but don't have a recipe nor do I know what exactly it is. I have searched high and low to find out what it is, etc but haven't been able to find any of it. I would even considering purchasing it if I could find a place to buy it. Any advice would be most helpful.
    Thank you,
    NIcole
    Um Safia
    Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:32 pm
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    member 885596 wrote:
    One of my friends keeps raving about a candy that she misses from her home land called Tahtle. (this is the pronunciation, I am not sure of the exact spelling or meaning.) I would love to make this for her, but don't have a recipe nor do I know what exactly it is. I have searched high and low to find out what it is, etc but haven't been able to find any of it. I would even considering purchasing it if I could find a place to buy it. Any advice would be most helpful.
    Thank you,
    NIcole


    Hi Nicole,

    I will do my best to find you a recipe but you're going to have to give me a little more info I'm afraid! icon_biggrin.gif Can you ask your friend to describe it - the size, shape, whether it's got nuts, has pastry, has fruit etc?

    I'll be back soon!

    Rezika.
    Nica Chick
    Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:22 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi there, my friend said that it is a greyish color. Shaped kind of like a log, or a big tootsie roll. She said that the inside has nuts rolled in it and the outside is covered with powdered sugar. I hope that this helps...
    Um Safia
    Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:55 pm
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    Chef 885596 wrote:
    Hi there, my friend said that it is a greyish color. Shaped kind of like a log, or a big tootsie roll. She said that the inside has nuts rolled in it and the outside is covered with powdered sugar. I hope that this helps...


    ahh, that's a great help thanks! Now I know better which direction to go lol. Do you think this could be something like your friend is looking for?



    I'm still looking at plenty of other things and DH can help when he comes back from work to see if we can get the Arabic spelling of this candy icon_wink.gif
    Nica Chick
    Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:10 pm
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    Hi, she said that it is greyish color, not tan and that it has powdered sugar on the outside, it is not shiney... I really do appreciate you helping me to find this mystery candy...
    Um Safia
    Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:01 pm
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    [quote="Chef #885596"]Hi, she said that it is greyish color, not tan and that it has powdered sugar on the outside, it is not shiney... I really do appreciate you helping me to find this mystery candy...[/quote]

    No problem, I've got that... I'm looking for grey with sugar icon_wink.gif I just wanted to know if that was the kind of style - these sweets can be lightly dipped in syrup (as shown) or dusted in powdered sugar, depending on the region. I'm still looking for you icon_biggrin.gif
    Nica Chick
    Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:58 pm
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    Thank you Sooo much.
    chef FIFI
    Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:44 am
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    I think I know what your talking about...Its like a jellied candy log, dipped in pistacios usually?
    chef FIFI
    Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:49 am
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    Nica Chick
    Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:17 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    She said that it wasn't turkish delights... icon_sad.gif I am beginning to think that this is impossible...
    Um Safia
    Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:22 am
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    Hi Nicole,

    I seem to be drawing a blank on this one I'm afraid icon_sad.gif I've looked in all my books, asked friends, checked the 'net etc & can't find anything that resembles the description or the name....

    In Arabic Tahtle means 'to collonise' so that hasn't offered any clues lol. I did find a custard dessert with a similar name but that was closest thing I could find & DH & I searched using English & Arabic icon_confused.gif

    I was wondering if the grey bit could be almond paste which can sometimes look grey. I know a sweet that is finely chopped nuts mixed with other bits & pieces & rolled inside almond paste, dusted with powdered sugar & then cut into lozenge shapes..........does this come anywhere near close?!

    I'll keep looking for you though icon_wink.gif
    Sitty2Brayden
    Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:46 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi, I believe your friend is talking about Lakoum-Tutlee (it's a Turkish Delight). Recipe is as follows:

    3 Tbsp. gelatin
    1/2 cup cold water
    2 cups sugar
    1/2 cup hot water
    Grated rind and juice of 2 lemons
    Grated rind and juice of 1 orange
    Red or green food coloring
    1/2 pound pistachio nuts, chopped
    Confectioners sugar

    Soften gelatin in cold water. Combine sugar and hot water and heat to boiling. Add gelatin and simmer 20 minutes. Add citrus juices, rind and coloring. Strain into loaf pan. The pan should be large enough so the mixture is 1/2 to 1 inch deep. Add chopped nuts. Chill until firm. When cold, cut into cubes and roll in confectioners sugar. Makes 2 dozen

    Hope this is the candy she is referring to.
    Good Luck
    Fadi77
    Tue May 22, 2012 8:42 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi

    As someone has recently posted a similar question on Yahoo Answers, and the only answer she got was a link to this post; I belive that many people will come here to check the answer.

    I think that the discription and the name do not match. The discription is close to something like this:
    http://slikchocolate.com/page/ar/747/0/Raha-with-Pistachio-(piaster).html

    If the picture is showing what your firend is looking for, then it is called "Raha".

    BR,
    Fadi
    chef FIFI
    Wed May 30, 2012 12:28 am
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    I know you said "logs" but because Syrian and Lebanese cuisine are so close could it be this recipe?

    http://www.tasteofbeirut.com/2011/12/iraqi-taffy-mann-al-sama/
    Elmotoo
    Thu May 31, 2012 10:42 am
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