Turkish Delight - Lokum (Candy)

Recipe by Nana Lee
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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 25
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a 9 inch square baking pan, grease the sides and bottom with vegetable oil or shortening.
  • Line with wax paper and grease the wax paper.
  • In a saucepan, combine lemon juice, sugar and 1 1/2 cups water on medium heat.
  • Stir constantly until sugar dissolves. Allow mixture to boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer, until the mixture reaches 240ºF on a candy thermometer.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Combine cream of tartar, 1 cup corn starch and remaining water in saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir until all lumps are gone and the mixture begins to boil.
  • Stop stirring when the mixture has a glue like consistency.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and water/sugar mixture.
  • Stir constantly for about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low, allow to simmer for 1 hour, stirring frequently.
  • Once the mixture has become a golden color, stir in rosewater.
  • Pour mixture into wax paper lined pan.
  • Spread evenly and allow to cool overnight.
  • Once it has cooled overnight, sift together confectioners sugar and remaining cornstarch.
  • Turn over baking pan containing Turkish delight onto clean counter or table and cut with oiled knife into one inch pieces.
  • Coat with confectioners sugar mixture.
  • Serve or store in airtight container in layers separated with wax or parchment paper.
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