Tuesday, April 21, 2015

   Turkish Delight or  Turk Lokumu - giving rest to the throat.
  Take two saucepans. In the first one place 4 cups caster sugar, 11/2 cups dark grape juice and juice of 2 lemons or limes.
Boil till soft ball stage.  Remove from the heat.
  In the next saucepan place 1 cup cornflower and 1/2 cup grape juice.  Stir to a paste, add 2 more cups of grape juice.  Simmer on a low heat till thick, stirring
all the time. Pour the hot syrup into the thick cornflour mixture stirring all the time.
  Simmer on a very very low heat for about an hour.  Stir every now and then.  It will get very thick almost solid at the end.
  When sure it is really really thick and your arm hurts remove it off the heat and add 2 tablespoons rose water.  Pour into a greased tray.  Leave uncovered 3 hours.
  Lightly oil a knife and cut into squares or do this - mix 3/4 cup of icing sugar, not icing sugar mix, and 1/4 cup cornflour and roll each piece in this.  Store in air tight
cool place - not fridge.  Keeps 1-4 weeks.

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