Lokum ( Turkish Delight )

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Ready In:
2hrs 15mins
2 pounds




  • Combine sugar, 1 1/2 cups water and lemon juice in a thick-based pan.
  • Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves, brushing sugar crystals off side of pan with bristle brush dipped in cold water.
  • Bring to the boil and boil to soft ball stage 115 C (240 F) on a candy thermometer; remove from heat.
  • In another thick-based pan blend cornflour, cream of tartar and 1 cup cold water until smooth.
  • Boil remaining 2 cups water and stir into cornflour mixture, then place over low heat.
  • Stir constantly until mixture thickens and bubbles; use a balloon whisk if lumps form.
  • Pour hot syrup gradually into cornflour mixture, stirring constantly.
  • Bring to a boil and gently for 1 1/4 hours; stir occasionally with a wooden spoon and cook until mixture is a pale golden color. Stirring is essential.
  • Stir in rose water to taste and a few drops of red food coloring to tinge it pale pink.
  • Blend in nuts if used, and remove from heat.
  • Pour into an oiled 23 cm (9 inch) square cake tin and leave for 12 hours to set.
  • Combine confectioners' sugar and the 1/4 cup cornflour in a flat dish.
  • Cut Turkish Delight into squares with an oiled knife and toss in sugar mixture.
  • Store in a sealed container with remaining sugar mixture sprinkled between layers.

  • Creme de Menthe Lokum:.
  • Replace rose water and red food coloring with 2 tablespoons Creme de Menthe liqueur and a little green food coloring; omit nuts
  • Orange Lokum:

  • Use 1-2 tablespoons orange flower water instead of rose water; use orange food coloring
  • Vanilla Lokum:

  • Use 2 teaspoons vanilla essence instead of rose water and coloring, stir in 1/2 cup toasted chopped almonds or chopped walnuts. Do not blanch almonds.

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<p><span><strong>I am a stay at home mom to two wonderful boys; Joshua (8years), Kaiden (5 years), and baby GIRL, Madalynn (19 months)! &nbsp;I also have&nbsp;two fur babies (cats); Kobee, AJ; we had to put our youngest cat Sly down Jan 2014. :(. I am also&nbsp;married to my best friend, Jeff and have been since April 2005.&nbsp; I love cooking, hate cleaning and will do whatever I can to get out of it!&nbsp;&nbsp;I&nbsp;love grilling and baking.&nbsp;&nbsp;I do most of the grilling at my house, and bake for almost a week straight at Christmas time!&nbsp; I can make or will attempt just about anything,&nbsp;though I rarely make&nbsp;brownies, my husband's are the best!&nbsp; Homemade breads are not my friend, so I am always working on bread baking.</strong></span></p> <p><span><strong>As for recipe ideas (besides zaar) Cooking Light Cookbooks are my favorites.&nbsp; I love to make new meals and try new things; it is hard though because my husband is picky when it comes to veggies (and hates seafood); If it were up to him we would have baked-bread crumb chicken and white rice at least one meal a day!&nbsp; Over the past couple years with zaar, I have found tons of new recipes&nbsp;my family&nbsp;normally wouldn&rsquo;t eat&nbsp;but have been happily surprised with new favorites.</strong></span></p> <p><span><strong>I&nbsp;love to join in&nbsp;all of the tag games; I haven't been as present as I would like, but as soon as my Jeff is back from working in Ohio I will be back in full tagging mode! </strong></span></p> <p><span><strong>Cooking is my hobby and passion, I always like to host the family get togethers and volunteer for the potluck dishes.&nbsp; Most of all though&nbsp;are my kids; being home all day with them is fun and challenging, but I wouldn&rsquo;t trade it for any salary!!</strong></span></p>
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