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Turkish Delight

Pistachio, rose and peppermint Turkish delight

Turkish delight
with pistachio, rose and peppermint

Recipe by: Claire Winstanley  

Preparation time: 10 minutes + overnight to set
Cooking time:  10 minutes
500g castor sugar
250ml water
2 lemons, juice
12 gelatine sheets
60g cornflour + extra for dusting
50ml water
2 teaspoon rose water
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 drops red food colouring
100g pistachios, chopped
icing sugar for dusting
Grease a square baking tin or tin of choice. Heat the sugar, water (250ml) and lemon juice over a medium heat until dissolved and boil for further 2 minutes. While the sugar heats bloom the gelatine in cold water.
Mix the cornflour and 50ml of water until evenly mixed. Squeeze the excess water off the gelatine and add to the sugar syrup together with the mixture, stirring continuosly. Add the rose water, peppermint extract and 2 drops of red food colouring and strain through a sieve. Pour into the baking tin and add pistachios, gently pushing them into the Turkish delight.
Leave to set overnight in the refrigerator, cut into desired shapes and dust with cornflour and icing sugar.
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