Thursday, April 19, 2012

Turkish Delight

Today Autumn finished making her Turkish Delight for her "Narnia" project that is due tomorrow. This recipe was a bit trickier than the toffee, but we think it turned out great. None of us had ever tried Turkish Delight before so this was really fun to make.

3 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup of cold water
1/2 cup of hot water
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 cup confectioners sugar

1. Soften gelatin in cold water and set aside.
2. In saucepan bring hot water and granulated sugar to a boil, stirring all the while. Then lower the hear and add the salt and the gelatin. Stir well and continue to simmer and stir for 20 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Then stir in the lemon juice and lemon extract.
4. Rinse a 6 inch square pan with cold water. The pan should be wet but not with standing water. Pour the mixture into the pan and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to stand in a cool place overnight.
4. Moisten a knife in hot water and cut around the edges. You might need to warm up a metal spatula and slide it around underneath the candy. Then tip it over onto a plate that has been covered in powdered sugar. Flip it over and coat the other side. Cut the candy into strips and roll like logs, and then cut into cubes and roll in the powdered sugar again.
5. Eat.....just don't be too greedy like Edmund!

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