Recipe For Turkish Delight

I should by all rights call these jelly hearts as they taste closer to jelly than they do Turkish delight. That might have something to do with the fact that I placed the gelatine in too small a container and quite a bit of it spilled all over the microwave. Or it could have been that I microwaved the gelatine on high! I rescued what I could but some of it had to get wiped up and not used. I dusted them with cornflour and they felt like the Turkish delights I buy from the market. What I can say is that these will stay fresh and mine are being saved in the fridge for a day when I need something sweet. I had to make hearts as I love my mould, and of course I used purple food colouring to match my blog icon smile Recipe For Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight Jelly Hearts Recipe For Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight Jelly Hearts

This recipe is not my own, but it was cut out of a magazine long before I ever considered blogging and so I cannot attribute the source. It is easy to make, and if these sweet treats are something you like to indulge in then do give them a try.

My dad and I share a love of Turkish delight and he has been buying them from a Turkish lady living in Johannesburg. I found some at the market a month ago in a flavour I have never seen before, and I hope that he will find delight in the gift.

do you have a favourite flavour of Turkish delight?

Turkish Delight Recipe For Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight


Turkish Delight
  • 280mls water
  • 45mls gelatine powder
  • 100g caster sugar - I used fructose
  • 2.5mls cream of tartar
  • 10mls rose water
  • a few drops of food colouring
  1. Pour 80mls of the water into a medium size bowl
  2. Pour the gelatine into the water and leave to dissolve
  3. Pour the remaining water into a heavy bottomed sauce pan
  4. Add the sugar and stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved
  5. Soften the gelatine in the microwave for 1 minute on a medium heat
  6. Add the gelatine and the cream of tartar to the sugar syrup and simmer for 5 minutes
  7. Remove from the heat and stir in the rose water and food colouring
  8. Pour the mixture into a greased tin and leave to set
  9. When set, cut into desired shape

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  1. Is it seriously SO easy to make Turkish Delight?? I LOVE it!! *adds rose water to her shopping list*

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