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Easy Turkish Delight

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It’s time to put your beautiful new kitchen by Easylife Kitchens to the test! Turkish Delight is definitely a treat and something that should only be made from a special kitchen. But testing just how functional your new kitchen is with a recipe is definitely the perfect special occasion!

– Oil
– 500g sugar
– 500ml water
– ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
– 120g cornflour, plus extra for dusting
– 1 teaspoon rose water
– Pink food colouring
– Icing sugar, for dusting


Oil a shallow metal or silicon baking tray of 18cm x 18cm.

Combine the sugar, cream of tartar, and water and heat gently at first, stirring until the sugar melts. Turn up the heat and boil for 10 to 15 minutes until the mixture starts to become more like syrup.

Stir your cornflour into 150ml of water, whisking the whole time, and slowly pour it into your sugar syrup mixture. Keep whisking until everything comes together to form a smooth mix. It might seem gloopy at first, but this is normal. Switch the whisk out with a spatula and bring the mixture to medium heat, continuously stirring.

Keep stirring until the mixture becomes thick enough to see a clear line drawn through it with a spoon and starts to leave the sides of the spoon. It should be thick and make big bubbles that burst as they cook.

Stir in the rose water and food colouring and pour everything onto your baking tray and level the top. Leave to cool and allow to set completely, while you sieve some icing sugar and cornflour together. Sprinkle your icing sugar and cornflour over a breadboard, and once set, carefully turn out your Turkish Delight onto the breadboard. Cover it with more icing sugar and cornflour and cut into cubes with a sharp knife. Dust with more icing sugar and cornflour and store in an airtight container for up a week.

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