In the Chronicles of Narnia, the main character Edmund gets tempted by the White Queen into following her. The actual treat of Turkish Delight is incredibly simple to make and involves some gelatin, sugar, and rose water for the classic flavor. We invited our friends from over the pond at Sorted Food to help us make this traditional candy delicacy.
- Caster Sugar
- Gelatin packet(s)
- Rose Water
- Red food coloring
- 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar
- &func14; cup of cornstarch
To make the base gelatin for Turkish Delights, you’ll need water, sugar, and gelatin packets. Since the consistency of Turkish Delights is much gooier than your run of the mill jello, use twice the amount of gelatin packets for however much you are creating. To finish off the gelatin, add in a little red food coloring until the color is nice and pink, and enough rose water to taste. Rose water is the signature taste of Turkish Delights – the actual material is very strong so be careful not to add too much in!
After your gelatin has been made, pour it out into a metal tin onto seran/cling wrap. Make sure your skin does not come in contact with the liquid while it is still hot! It will stick and burn your skin. After this has cooled down, place it in your fridge to set and become liquid jelly.
Make a ‘dip’ for your gelatin with 4 parts confectioner’s sugar, 1 part corn starch. Mix the two together.
Take your gelatin out of the fridge and unwrap it from the plastic. Cut into little squares with a knife, or whatever shape you’d like! Dip the gelatin into the sugar and corn starch and coat each side evenly. Once you’re done, lay them out on a separate plate and enjoy!