Citizen Reporter
1 minute read
19 Nov 2019
3:34 pm

Recipe: Turkish delight

Citizen Reporter

Whip up a batch of Turkish delight to serve at your next party. Or better yet, give them as gifts.

Turkish delight. Picture: Graham Beck

This recipe goes down a treat with Graham Beck Brut Rosé.


4 cups (880g) sugar
375ml (1 ½ cups) water
15ml (3 tsp) lemon juice
250ml (1 cup) corn flour
5ml (1 tsp) cream of tartare
750ml (3 cups) water
5ml (1 tsp) rose water
A few drops pink food colouring

For cutting
125ml (½ cup) icing sugar
60ml (¼ cup) corn flour


1. Place the sugar, water and lemon juice in a saucepan over low heat until the sugar dissolves.

2. Brush the sides of the saucepan with water to dissolve sugar on the sides.

3. As soon as all the sugar is dissolved, increase heat to medium high and boil for 10 minutes or until sugar reaches 115°-118°C (soft ball stage).

4. Remove from heat until needed.

5. Combine the corn flour, cream of tartare and water in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Cook until it turns a “gloopy” consistency.

6. Add the sugar syrup slowly while stirring continuously. Cook for 40-45 minutes or until the mixture has a see-through consistency.

7. Stir through the rose water and pink food colouring, and pour into prepared tin. Leave to set overnight.

8. Sift the icing sugar and corn flour together. Sift some of the mixture over the surface of the Turkish delight.

9. Place onto a clean surface dusted with icing sugar corn flour mixture.

10. Cut into blocks and dust in more icing sugar mixture before serving.

Recipe supplied by Graham Beck

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