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Turkish Delight / Lokum Recipe

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Turkish delight, also known as Lokum is a jelly-like sweet confectionary made from sugar and cornstarch. Turkish Delight comes in different flavours, colours, sizes, and textures.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups cornstarch
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon rose essence
  • few drops pink food colour, optional

Instructions

  1. Take 1 and 1/2 cup of water, 4 cups of sugar and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice in a pan.
  2. Put this pan on low flame and stir well.
  3. Boil the sugar syrup until it forms a soft ball consistency (To check this -drop some sugar syrup in a small bowl of cold water, if the syrup comes together to form a ball then we have got the desired consistency)
  4. Keep this sugar syrup aside.
  5. Now take 1 cup of cornstarch and 1 teaspoon cream of tartar in a pan. Add 3 cups of water to this and stir it well until no lumps are left.
  6. Put this pan on low flame and stir continuously.
  7. When a thick paste is formed, gradually add sugar syrup and continue stirring.
  8. Cook until it becomes golden colour (it may takes upto 45 minutes).
  9. Turn off the flame and add 1 teaspoon rose essence and a few drops of pink food colour (optional) and mix well.
  10. Now pour this mixture in a tray lined with parchment paper and keep it overnight.
  11. On the next day when its completely set, cut it into small cubes.
  12. Now take 1/4 cup of cornstarch and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar in a bowl and mix well.
  13. Coat each piece in this sugar and cornstarch mixture and transfer it to serving dish.
  14. Delicious turkish delight is ready to serve.

Comments

Amy (author) on October 13, 2020:

Thanks for your comment! If you get the chance to try it, let me know what you think.

kitkat1141 from Ontario, Canada on October 13, 2020:

I always wondered how to make Turkish delight. Thanks for the recipe

Amy (author) on September 01, 2020:

Hi!

Thanks for dropping by and commenting. I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. If you do try it, let me know how it comes out!

DawnToDusk from Philippines on September 01, 2020:

Thanks for sharing. I will try this sweets and a tempting one at that.

Amy (author) on August 26, 2020:

Glad you stopped by! I hope you enjoy this recipe. Thank you so much for the support.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 26, 2020:

These look very tempting. Thanks for sharing.

Amy (author) on August 25, 2020:

Hi Prithviraj!

So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for taking the time to write to me.

Have a lovely day!

Prithviraj Shirole from India on August 25, 2020:

Delicious, amazing and easy recipie. Thanks for sharing.

Amy (author) on August 24, 2020:

Hi Shawindi! Thank you so much for your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe. Have a lovely day!

Shawindi Silva from Sri lanka on August 24, 2020:

Thank you so much!!!! This is going to be the hit among my parents and sister!

Amy (author) on August 23, 2020:

Yes, Bambe. It’s tasty as well. Good luck!

Bambe from Philippines on August 23, 2020:

Sure, Amy. It's easy to make too.

Amy (author) on August 23, 2020:

Hi Bambe! Thank you so much for your comment. I'm sure a sweet lover like you will definitely like this recipe. If you get the chance to try it, let me know how it comes out!

Bambe from Philippines on August 22, 2020:

Ah! I love sweets. I will try to make this. Thanks for sharing.