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Turkish Delighs by

Tags: candy


1 cup (235ml) water
2 tablespoons gelatin
1 3/4 cups (150g) sugar
1/4 teaspoon citric acid
1/2 cup (50g) pistachios, shelled and chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons rose water or other flavoring extracts of your choice
1/4 cup (25g) confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
few drops of food coloring (optional)
oil for greasing


1. Place the water in a large saucepan and sprinkle over gelatin. Set aside until gelatin is a little springy

2. add the sugar and citric acid to the gelatin water, place the pan over a gentle heat, and stir constantly until dissolved

3. Bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes without stirring
Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes

4. stir in the vanilla extract, rose water, pistachios, and a few drops of food coloring if using

5. pour in a greased 6 x 6(15 x 15cm) baking pan. Leave uncovered in a cool place for 24 hours

6. Sift the confectioners' sugar and cornflour together onto a sheet of parchment paper. Turn out the set of Turkish delight onto the paper and cut into squares using a sharp knife

7. Toss pieces in the confectioners' sugar so all sides are coated. Pack the squares into airtight containers lined with parchment and dust with remaining confectioners' sugar mixture

Servings: 26

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