Whether you are looking for a wonderful treat for you and your loved ones or an amazing homemade gift, Rose Turkish Delight would be great. The holidays are fast approaching, and soon, it’s going to be gift-giving again as well as endless celebrations. This means that you should have a prepared list of foods that you can serve.
Also known as “Lokum”, Turkish delight is a type of confection that is basically made with a gel of starch and sugar. There are so many variations of this delightful dessert, which consist of pistachios, chopped dates, walnuts, and hazelnuts. All of which are held together by the gel. Cinnamon and mint are common flavors, too. But whichever it is that you want to do, the result should be cut into cubes and dusted with copra, icing sugar, or powdered cream of tartar.
One of the most popular types of Turkish Delight is the pink one. This right here is the “Rose Turkish Delight”. To be honest with you, I had so much fun eating this even when I was a kid, but it was not until recently that I learned its real name. 🙂
The term “lokum” or “lokma”, which is the Turkish name of this particular confection means “morsel”. And these square beauties are exactly just that…
Rose Turkish Delight may seem exotic, but it is a simple way of surprising your loved ones come dessert time. Who wouldn’t be surprised with exotic flavors and adorable chewy texture?
375 grams of caster sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
25 grams of gelatine powder
25 grams of icing sugar
100 grams cornflour
2 to 3 tablespoons of rosewater
pink food coloring
- Fill a pan with about 300ml of water and add lemon juice and sugar. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar is fully dissolved.
- In a bowl, combine about 200 ml of water with gelatine and 75 grams of cornflour and then pour the mixture into the pan. Stir until gelatine is dissolved as well.
- Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes until the mixture gets thick.
- Remove from heat and let cool. Once cool enough, add food coloring and rosewater.
- Combine icing sugar and remaining cornflour in a bowl. Use this to dust a greased silicone pan.
- Pour in the Turkish delight mixture and let it set, around 4 hours.
- Once set, slice into cubes, about 20 pieces.
- Coat each piece in the remaining flour mixture.
If you intend to store your Rose Turkish delight, keep them in an airtight container. But be sure to consume them within 7 days.
These rose-tinted treats are definitely something that you should try really soon if you haven’t had Turkish Delight yet. As you’ve seen, they are very easy to make. You just have to give the mixture some time to set. It’s going to be worth it anyway.
Be it for dessert or snack, Rose Turkish Delight is so perfect. Master the recipe just in time for the holidays.