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 supermarket. 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 🙂
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?
- 280 mls water
- 45 mls gelatine powder
- 100 g fructose
- 2.5 mls cream of tartar
- 10 mls rose water
- a few drops of food colouring
- Pour 80mls of the water into a medium size bowl
- Pour the gelatine into the water and leave to dissolve
- Pour the remaining water into a heavy bottomed sauce pan
- Add the fructose and stir over a low heat until dissolved
- Soften the gelatine in the microwave for 1 minute on a medium heat
- Add the gelatine and the cream of tartar to the sugar syrup and simmer for 5 minutes
- Remove from the heat and stir in the rose water and food colouring
- Pour the mixture into a greased tin and leave to set
- When set, cut into desired shape
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What I blogged:
- one year ago – broccoli farfalline
- two years ago – chocolate sauce
30 thoughts on “Turkish Delight Made With Fructose”
Is it seriously SO easy to make Turkish Delight?? I LOVE it!! *adds rose water to her shopping list*
you can now buy rose water from Yuppiechef! How awesome is that? And, this is so easy, Taylor can do it 🙂
I have always wanted to make these! My youngest loves them, what a fun Holiday treat to make. 🙂
Please let me know how they work out 🙂
I love the colour – they look so alive! I’ve made Turkish delight before and also loved it. Interesting change of castor sugar to fructose, I would never have tried that. You’ve inspired me to take out the pots and the thermometer again.
So glad I have inspired you!
Their blue their blue that is so cool!!!!! 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Thank you – the camera made them bluer than they are though as in real life they are more purple 🙂
What a great idea for something sweet-a delicious little morsel! I love rose although there is a gorgeous hazelnut and coconut one sold here 🙂
That sounds delicious – I shall have to experiment 🙂
I’ve never had Turkish Delight. Every time I hear of it I think of CS Lewis’ Narnia books. These look great! I may have to give them a try this Holiday season.
let me know what you think if you do try to make them 🙂
Hi Tandy, these look so divine
thank you Usha 🙂
They look delicious! And ae easy to make, I love them 🙂 I’m going to try them at home very soon, thanks for sharing!
please let me know how they work out!
How fun! and they look like the heart of the ocean necklace =)
thank you Squishy 🙂
Tandy they looks so cool!
Thank you Brydie 🙂
I love love love Turkish Delight, yours look too beautiful to eat!
Thanks Cindy, but I am not sure they will stay uneaten 🙂
I love Turkish delight…never thought of making it and it seems quite simple!!
it is very simple Lisa 🙂
I remember buying turkish delight after reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.. it’s one of my favorites now. I love your bright colored version!
I loved that book as a child!