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  • Serves: 20 Servings

Pistachio Turkish Delight

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Category: Candy

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Sugar
  • 3 c Water
  • 1/4 ts Tartaric acid
  • 3/4 c Cornflour
  • 1 3/4 c Icing sugar mixture
  • 1 ts Rosewater
  • 2 Drops pink food colouring
  • 1/2 c Shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 c Cornflour, extra
  • 1/2 c Icing sugar, extra


Combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in saucepan, stir over low heat until sugar
is dissolved. Bring to the boil, reduce heat until syrup reaches 115
degrees C when tested with a sweets thermometer or until syrup forms a soft
ball when tested in a cup of cold water. Add tartaric acid, remove from

Combine cornflour and sifted icing sugar in a bowl, add 1/2 cup water, stir
until smooth. Bring remaining water to the boil in small saucepan, whisk
into the cornflour mixture. Return mixture to saucepan, stir over medium
heat until mixture boils and thickens. Add syrup gradually, stirring
constantly over heat. Continue to boil gently for 30 minutes, without
stirring. Add rosewater, food colouring and pistachios. Pour mixture into
greased 20 cm square pan. Stand for several hours until set. Cut into
squares using a wet knife. Toss squares in combined sifted cornflour and
icing sugar. Store in airtight container.

Makes about 20.

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