Chocolate and coconut Turkish delight

Chocolate and coconut Turkish delight

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

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
470ml water
400g granulated sugar
60g cornflour
5g unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
20g desiccated coconut

Method

  1. Line an 18 cm square tin with plastic wrap.
  2. Pour 200 ml water into a saucepan and add the granulated sugar. Place over the heat and stir 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 cornflour, cocoa powder and cream of tartar and stir well ensuring that there are no lumps. Place over the heat and bring to the boil, stirring until it thickens and is 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 to the heat and gently simmer for 30–35 minutes, stirring all the time. The mixture will turn a smooth chocolate colour and thicken. Stir in the vanilla extract 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 from the Turkish delight and sprinkle with desiccated coconut. Turn over onto baking paper and peel off the plastic wrap and sprinkle with more coconut. Cut into small squares and roll in more coconut. Leave to dry overnight. Store for up to 2 weeks.
Tags:
sweet
confectionery
lollies
candy
lolly
sweets
sugar
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