How To Make Turkish Delight

In keeping with this Spring theme, today’s Foodie Friday post is all about Turkish Delight. This delectable treat is perfect for a Spring picnic, a high tea, or to give to a friend as a gift!

Turkish Delight



  • sunflower oil, or other neutral-tasting oil, for greasing
  • 25 g powdered gelatine
  • 255 ml water
  • 4 tsp rose water
  • 450 g caster sugar
  • 3-4 drops red food colouring
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp cornflour



1. Lightly oil a 20x25cm baking tin.

2. Mix the gelatine, water and rose water in a large heavy-based pan and add the sugar.

3. Heat gently until the sugar and gelatine have dissolved, stirring continuously.

4. Bring to the boil without stirring.

5. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes.

6. Remove from the heat, stir in the food colouring and leave to cool for 2-3 minutes.

7. Pour the mixture into the oiled tin and leave to set for 24 hours.

8. Cut into squares.

9. Mix the cornflour and icing sugar together and toss the Turkish Delight in the mixture.

10. Store in an airtight container, between layers of greaseproof paper.

You can find more recipes like this one on the Good Food Channel‘s website.

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