Turkish Delight is a treat I like to get from the shops every now and then, especially around Christmas. It was never something I would ever have considered making. I would not have known how to start. Then I saw a programme all about making sweets, and it showed you how to make Turkish Delight. It involved a lot of faffing, and at least an hour continuously stirring ingredients in a saucepan. Not really worth the effort when you can get it from the shop.
But then one day, I was looking through an old family cook book, and I saw a recipe saying 'Turkish Delight (quick method).
This version was far less time consuming, so I thought it worth a go, and the results were very tasty. The original recipe called for citric acid powder, but I could not find it in the shop, so used a lemon instead, and it worked just as well. I also changed a few of the flavours to suit my tastes. My version has quite a strong flavour, but if you want something less intense, simply reduce the amount of flavouring used.
: 35 minutes plus overnight
: 20 minutes
: 16 servings
4 tsp gelatine powder
120g sweetener (Truvia) or 450g caster sugar
30g icing sugar
3 tbsp rose water
1 tsp almond extract
3 drops pink food colouring
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