Turkish Delight is a world-famous delicacy that dates back to the Ottomans. Believed to be invented by Bekir Efendi in 18th century, the original recipe calls for starch, water, and sugar cooked slowly for several hours, to which a variety of flavours or nuts are added. The resulting mixture is then poured into trays to form jelly-like ‘cakes’ which are cut into cubes and dusted with icing sugar.
Classic Turkish delight flavours include rose, lemon and fruits, whereas premium varieties contain pistachios, hazelnuts, mastic and dates.
Real Turkish delight is made with real sugar without glucose syrup and doesn’t contain gelatin making it suitable for vegetarians, vegans, and those following halal and kosher diets