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.

6.place 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

14 comments:

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...

yum..

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!]
Cheers

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

*grin*

TinkingBell said...

Yumm - no share - mine! Mine!

Jayne said...

YUM!!!!
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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