How to Make Turkish Delight

This is the traditional way to make Turkish Delight without Gelatine, so everyone can eat it!

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Get a tin, I am using a old biscuit tin.

Get a tin, I am using a old biscuit tin.

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Get some oil spray

Get some oil spray

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And spray the tin

And spray the tin

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Next line the tin with 2 sheets of cling film

Next line the tin with 2 sheets of cling film

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Press it in and spray the inside too

Press it in and spray the inside too

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Next measure 375ml of water

Next measure 375ml of water

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Measure your lemon juice and add to water

Measure your lemon juice and add to water

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Scale 800g sugar

Scale 800g sugar

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Add to your water and lemon juice

Add to your water and lemon juice

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Put the pot on the stove and bring to 115c (soft ball stage)

Put the pot on the stove and bring to 115c (soft ball stage)

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Nearly there

Nearly there

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Done! Take of heat straight away and set aside

Done! Take of heat straight away and set aside

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Measure 500ml of water

Measure 500ml of water

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Scale corn flour

Scale corn flour

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Add to your 500ml of water

Add to your 500ml of water

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Add cream of tartar

Add cream of tartar

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Start heating up your corn flour mix, I am using a immersion blender as it will get quite thick and we don't want any lumps!

Start heating up your corn flour mix, I am using a immersion blender as it will get quite thick and we don't want any lumps!

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Starting to come together

Starting to come together

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Keep going

Keep going

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Till you leave a trail in the mix

Till you leave a trail in the mix

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Like this, then take off the stove

Like this, then take off the stove

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Next add your sugar mix to the corn flour mix, be extra super careful as this sh*t is super hot!

Next add your sugar mix to the corn flour mix, be extra super careful as this sh*t is super hot!

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Mix it all in

Mix it all in

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And it should look like this

And it should look like this

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Put your mix back on the stove and bring to the boil

Put your mix back on the stove and bring to the boil

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Now turn down to a gentle simmer and cook for 1hr, stirring quite frequently.  I know this seems like a lot of time stirring a pot, but drink wine in between stirring while listening to music

Now turn down to a gentle simmer and cook for 1hr, stirring quite frequently. I know this seems like a lot of time stirring a pot, but drink wine in between stirring while listening to music

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After 15 minutes

After 15 minutes

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After 30 minutes

After 30 minutes

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After 45 minutes

After 45 minutes

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1 hour take off the heat and add rosewater

1 hour take off the heat and add rosewater

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This is Rose Water!

This is Rose Water!

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Add pink or red food colouring, not to much or it will be super dark

Add pink or red food colouring, not to much or it will be super dark

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Stir it all together

Stir it all together

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Pour into your prepared tray and leave to cool for a few hours

Pour into your prepared tray and leave to cool for a few hours

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Get a slightly larger tray ready and cover with a layer of icing sugar

Get a slightly larger tray ready and cover with a layer of icing sugar

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Like this

Like this

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Get your Turkish Delight

Get your Turkish Delight

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Lift onto your icing sugar and give it a wee shake

Lift onto your icing sugar and give it a wee shake

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Then turn over and do the same

Then turn over and do the same

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Lift out and cut into strips

Lift out and cut into strips

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Like this

Like this

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Then into this kinda shape and toss in icing sugar

Then into this kinda shape and toss in icing sugar

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Like this

Like this

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Place into a bowl and have with Turkish coffee!

Place into a bowl and have with Turkish coffee!

Ingredients

800 Grams Caster sugar
Tablespoons Lemon juice
375 Milliliters Water
120 Grams Corn flour
1 Teaspoon Cream of tartar
2 Teaspoons Rose water
500 Milliliters Water
A splash of pink or red food colouring
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