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Turkish Delight

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Makes 35
Makes 35

About the bake

This Turkish delight recipe is really easy and is a great idea for a gift for Mother’s Day or to give to a friend.

7 ingredients6 steps


    1. Step 1

      Lightly grease a 20 x 25cm baking tin.

    2. Step 2

      In a heavy based saucepan mix the gelatine, water and rose water then stir in the sugar. Heat gently, stirring all the time until the gelatine and sugar have completely dissolved.

    3. Step 3

      Stop stirring and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the pink colouring then leave to cool for about 5 minutes.

    4. Step 4

      Carefully pour into the prepared tin and leave to set overnight.

    5. Step 5

      When set cut into cubes in the tin, then mix the icing sugar and cornflour and toss the cubes in this mixture.

    6. Step 6

      The cubes can be stored wrapped in baking paper in an airtight container.


      • 25gGelatine (powdered) 
      • 250mlWater 
      • 4 tspRose water 
      • 450gBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
      • Pink food colouring (6 drops of) 
      • 4 tbspSilver Spoon Icing sugar 
      • 1 tspCornflour 

    3 Baker Ratings

    it works great. it is squashy and tastes great

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    I followed the recipe to the letter but instead of a chewy soft confection it turned out to be hard and grainy, a cross between a boiled sweet and fudge
    Rather disappointing as it was meant as a birthday gift😢☹️

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