Turkish Delight (Rahat Lukum)....

I love Turkish Delight!
There are many recipes of this dessert in the world...
Today I will share the Traditional recipe which will be loved by vegetarians too.

4 cup of sugar,
1 cup cornstarch,
1 tbsp lemone juse,
1 tbsp rosewater,
1 tsp cream of tartar,
food coloring (optional),
For the dusting:
1 cup confectioners sugar,
1/4 cup cornstarch.

Place 1,5 cups water in a pan. Add in the lemon juse and sugar. Bring to the boil while stirring. Once the mixture comes to the boil keep stirring until the temperature reaches 240'F on a candy thermometer. This is also known as the soft-ball stage. Turn the heat off from the sugar mixture. In a separate pan add 2 cups of water. Add in the cream of tartar and the cornstarch. Whisk to remove lumps. Continue whisking while you bring the cornstarch water to the boil. I prefer to use my mixer here. Once it becomes a gluey paste remove from the heat. Add a small amount of sugar syrup to the glue paste and whisk to incorporate. Continue adding the syrup a bit at a time, whisking between each addition. Bring the mixture to the boil. Turn the heat down and allow to simmer very gently for about an hour. Stir frequently. By now the mixture should be an amber color. Add in the rosewater and a few drops of food coloring. Mix well. Take a baking tin, oil lightly, pour in the Turkish Delight, cover and leave for several hours to cool completely. Dust the TD with icing sugar and turn it out onto a surface dusted liberally with icing sugar. Cut the slab of TD into squares using a lightly-oilrd knife. Sift the icing sugar and cornstarch into a large bowl and add the squares of TD. Mix well. 
Store the TD in a box totgether with all the icing sugar and cornstarch mixture. Do not store in the fridge.


  1. Hey! Haha I am Turkish and I love lokum :) Rose Lokum is the best but you also should try pistachio lokum :)

    By the way, I love your blog :)

    1. Thank you! I love Lukum...Can you share the pistachio recipe with me?

    2. Sure, the easiest way: don't use rose water or any flavor. Prepare lokum with 2 cups brown sugar, 2 cups normal sugar and add plenty of roasted pistachos:) cut them into little squares :) Turkish coffee & pistachio lokum, best couple ever :)

  2. This might become one of my favourite blogs, Nadia! Thank you for sharing, you have an amazing talent and I really admire your skills! Greeting from a Bulgarian girl living in the UK who also loves to bake and make! :))

  3. This might become one of my favourite blogs! Greeting from a Bulgarian girl who lives in the UK and also loves to make and bake!