Monday, November 21, 2005
Turkish delight was quite a treat in Narnia, and still is around the world. Try this recipe to make some of your own.
2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups water
1 lemon, the peel cut into strips, the juice squeezed and strained
1 orange, the peel cut into strips, the juice squeezed and strained
4 tablespoons unflavored powdered gelatin
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
What to do:
Dissolve the granulated sugar in half of the water over medium heat.
Add the strips of lemon and orange peel and the juices.
Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
Soak the gelatin in the mixture for 5 to 10 minutes.
Strain the mixture into a shallow, dampened pan or onto platters, and let it set for 24 hours.
Cut the candy into 1-inch squares.
Sift the confectioners's sugar and cornstarch together into a shallow dish.
Roll the pieces of candy in the mixture.
Store the squares in boxes with more confectioners' sugar and cornstarch between each layer.