Turkish Delight (tartaric acid)
Sugar 450gTartaric acid ¼ tspCornflour 75gIcing sugar sifted 200gClear honey 50gLemon extract ½ tspRose water 1tspRed food colouring DropIcing sugar to coat 150gCornflour to coat 50g
Oil a tin approximately 30cm x 10cm2.
Gently heat the sugar in 150ml or water in a heavy sauce pan, stirring with a clean woodenspoon until the sugar has dissolved.3.
Bring to the boil, cover and boil for 3 minutes.4.
Uncover and boil until the temperature reaches 116°C (soft ball)5.
Add the tartaric acid and remove from the heat.6.
Blend the cornflour and icing sugar with 150ml water in a heavy saucepan.7.
Bring 600ml water to the boil then stir into the cornflour/sugar paste. Bring to the boil,stirring and beat vigorously until thick and opaque.8.
Lower the heat and gradually beat in the sugar syrup.9.
Boil for 30 minutes until the mixture is a very pale straw colour and transparent.10.
Beat in the honey, lemon extract and rose water.11.
Pour half the mixture into the tin.12.
Add sufficient red food colouring to the remaining mixture to colour it pale pink then pouronto the mixture in the tin.13.
Leave to cold and set.14.
When the mixture is firm, cut into squares with a sharp knife dipped into icing sugar.15.
Toss the pieces in the icing sugar and cornflour mixed together.