Get a tin, I am using a old biscuit tin.
Get some oil spray
And spray the tin
Next line the tin with 2 sheets of cling film
Press it in and spray the inside too
Next measure 375ml of water
Measure your lemon juice and add to water
Scale 800g sugar
Add to your water and lemon juice
Put the pot on the stove and bring to 115c (soft ball stage)
Done! Take of heat straight away and set aside
Measure 500ml of water
Scale corn flour
Add to your 500ml of water
Add cream of tartar
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!
Starting to come together
Till you leave a trail in the mix
Like this, then take off the stove
Next add your sugar mix to the corn flour mix, be extra super careful as this sh*t is super hot!
Mix it all in
And it should look like this
Put your mix back on the stove and bring to the boil
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
After 15 minutes
After 30 minutes
After 45 minutes
1 hour take off the heat and add rosewater
This is Rose Water!
Add pink or red food colouring, not to much or it will be super dark
Stir it all together
Pour into your prepared tray and leave to cool for a few hours
Get a slightly larger tray ready and cover with a layer of icing sugar
Get your Turkish Delight
Lift onto your icing sugar and give it a wee shake
Then turn over and do the same
Lift out and cut into strips
Then into this kinda shape and toss in icing sugar
Place into a bowl and have with Turkish coffee!