I watched The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe again a few days ago. It reminded me of my taste for Turkish Delight and all its confection sugary goodness.
The first time I saw this movie I went all in and tried to make the candy myself. And I've found that the process of making candy is usually far less attractive than the candy itself.
When I was finished I gave a piece to a very skeptical Lily who reluctantly took a pea sized bite. I'm ashamed to say, I couldn't bring myself to eat a single one. Finally after letting it sit in a plastic container on my kitchen counter for a month I ended up throwing out the entire batch.
My biggest mistake was when I mixed the ingredients while the sugar simmered which somehow created hundreds of little lumps. I didn't get take any pictures at the time but imagine a jelly like substance riddled with pimply little tumors. NOT the most appetizing thought. Second, I greased the pan so heavily that the candy was coated in a disgusting oil.
So I pose this to you. Those brave enough to have tried their hand at the candy making, TELL ME, how to do Turkish Delight sans lumps AND without jelly sticking to the pan.
And where in the "h-e-double hockey sticks" do you buy rose water?!
Friday, December 19
Posted by Kathleen Frances at 11:05 PM