Turkish Delight

You’ll Need:

# 1 lb. (450g) granulated sugar
# quarter pint (150ml) water
# juice of one lemon
# half an ounce (13g) powdered gelatine
# 1 level tbsp. cornflour
# 2 tbsps. icing sugar, sifted
# pink food colouring
# few drops of rose water

Procedures : # Soak the gelatine in half the water
# Pour the remaining water into a saucepan, add the sugar and heat gently while stirring until the sugar is dissolved
# Add softened gelatine and stir into the syrup
# Simmer gently for 20 minutes then add the lemon juice
# Pour half the mixture into one of 2 wetted, small square tins, tins should be small enough for Turkish delight to be one inch thick
# Add 2 drops of pink colouring and a few drops of rose water to the remaining mixture, stir well and pour into the remaining tin
# Leave for 24 hours in the fridge to set
# Mix the icing sugar and cornflour together in a polythene bag
# Dust hands with this mixture and pull Turkish delight from the tins
# Cut into 1 inch (2.5cm) strips and then into cubes
# Toss the cubes in icing sugar mixtur

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