Basic lemon Turkish delight

Basic lemon Turkish delight

By
From
Atelier Confectionery
Makes
30
Prep
10 mins
Cooking time
50 mins
Photographer
Lisa Linder

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
50g icing sugar
85g cornflour
470ml water
400g granulated sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon orange blossom water
1 drop yellow food colouring
2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely grated

Method

  1. Line an 18 cm square tin with plastic wrap. Mix the icing sugar and 25 g of the cornflour together in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat 200 ml water, the granulated sugar, lemon juice and zest in a pan, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Insert a sugar thermometer and cook until the syrup reaches 120°C.
  3. Meanwhile, pour the remaining water into another saucepan, add the remaining cornflour and the cream of tartar and stir together ensuring that there are no lumps. Place over a medium heat and bring to the boil, stirring until thick and smooth.
  4. Once the syrup has reached the correct temperature, remove from the heat and slowly add the syrup a little at a time into the cornflour mixture, whisking constantly until combined. Return the mixture to a low heat and gently simmer for about 30–35 minutes, stirring all the time. The mixture will turn a very light amber colour and thicken. Stir in the orange blossom water and food colouring and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level the top. Cover with more plastic wrap and cool at room temperature for 6–8 hours, or preferably overnight.
  6. Once cold, peel off the plastic wrap and dust with some of the icing sugar mix. Turn over onto baking paper, peel off the plastic wrap and dust with more icing sugar mixture. Cut into small squares and roll in more icing sugar mixture. Leave to dry overnight. Store in a container for up to 2 weeks.
Tags:
sweet
confectionery
lollies
candy
lolly
sweets
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