Monday, February 4, 2008

Microwave Turkish delight

One of the photos that I had taken for this weeks Weekly Winners, was a tin of Turkish Delight that my mother had made for my birthday. I promised to share the recipe and so here it is.. This is a microwave recipe.. Mum reckons that this is a really simple way to make a yummy sweet treat. I haven't made this yet... but It is very very yummy...

1/4 cup of powdered gelatine
2 cups of caster sugar
3/4 cup of cornflour
1 1/3 cups of icing sugar mixture
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp rosewater
1 to 2 drops of red food colouring
1 block of chocolate

1. lightly grease a slice pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing a 2 cm overhang at both long ends.

2. place 2 1/2 cups of hot water in a large heatproof. microwave safe bowl. sprinkle gelatine over the water. Using a fork, whisk until the gelatine dissolves. Stir in the caster sugar. microwave, uncovered on high for 5 mins.. Stir well. Microwave, uncovered on high for a further 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture is thick and syrupy.

3.whisk cornflour,icing sugar and cream of tartar into the gelatine/sugar mixture. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir in the rosewater and food colouring. pour into the prepared pan and refrigerate until firm.

4. this is where I would go and have a play in the garden.. maybe check my blog and sneakily read a couple of blogs.. (my computer is sort of in my kitchen hehehehe )

5. assuming that the Turkish delight has set. remove it from the pan.Using a hot knife cut into squares and put the squares on a new sheet of baking paper. chocolate in a heatproof, microwave safe bowl. Zap on high for 1-2 minutes stirring every 30 seconds..when chockie has melted, spoon it into a snap-lock bag. snip off the corner of the plastic bag and pipe the chocolate over the Turkish delight.. leave at room temperature until the chocolate has set..

* mum says to use the proper baking paper because greaseproof paper sticks like mad..

Store the Turkish Delight in the Fridge..

** warning this is very YUMMY.. don't give any to your children or partners because then you will be forced to share...

Cheers Kim xxx


River said...

Share?? What is this share you speak of?

Tracey said...

Yum! When I saw the photo I thought it was jelly slice (another personal favourite), but turkish delight is even better.

Taz said...


i might find time one day.. :)

Veronica said...

This child of yours hasn't had any!

Is there any left?

Marylin said...

mmm i don't even like turkish delight but that sounds tasty!

i might try to make some for my mammy, she loves the stuff!

frog ponds rock... said...

hehehehehe River..

Jelly slice Trace??? mmmm you are definately my kind of girl...I <3jelly slice and berry-misu and then there is trifle..oh oh oh and pavlova and and oops sorry I forgot where I was..

mum said it is really quick and easy Taz.. :) (((hugs)))

Pardon Veronica???? did you say something????

Oh Marilyn Do.. Trust me it is sooo yummy...

cheers kim xxxx

Maddy said...

I've never even thought of making it myself! A microwave recipe is always high on my list.

Likewise, my computer is in the kitchen [next to the stove!]

Old Knudsen said...

For some reason I always imagined it was made with real Turks and the perfume was to cover the smell. Maybe thats because I make these really great Greek pies and just assumed...........

Whimspiration said...

Nom Nom Nom


TinkingBell said...

Yumm - no share - mine! Mine!

Jayne said...

Only problem is I'd have to tack a microwave on the shopping list along with gelatine lol ;)

Sniz said...

You know, I'd never heard of Turkish Delight until I'd read The Chronicles of Narnia. It sounds so yummy!

baby~amore' said...

oh thank you -glad there is chocolate on it.

Yes much better than Narnia's version.

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