Recipe for turkish delight (lokum) in our easy ethnic recipes collection. Although turks tend to buy this traditional treat at candy shops, it can be fun to make it yourself. Be careful, however, when you make this recipe, sugar water burns easily.
(*) Turkish delight is also very good with nuts. Try omitting the rose water and adding shelled, chopped pistachios instead.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes plus cooling time
Makes 25 pieces
(**) Cheesecloth is a gauzy cotton cloth that can be used as a strainer. It is available at most grocery stores or at specialty cooking shops.