Turkish Delight - A delicate flavour with eastern promise
You’ve probably heard of Turkish delight. The chances are you may even have tasted it in one form or another and it’s either delighted your taste buds, or you’ve just forgotten the flavour. But what exactly is authentic Turkish delight and why after over 300 years is it still so popular?
Real Turkish delight is in fact made from three simple ingredients, castor sugar, corn starch and a variety of oils and delicate flavourings. However, the mastery of the alchemy of how these ingredients are combined really sets high quality Turkish delight apart.
If you’ve ever tried Turkish delight, you’ll remember it’s almost jelly like consistency delicately dusted with icing sugar and gently flavoured with rosewater or lemon. You may even have tried a variety of Turkish delight with a variety of nuts like pistachios and hazelnuts. However, unless your Turkish delight was truly high quality it’s highly likely that it used gelatine as a thickener which makes it tough and lacking in delicate consistency that authentic Turkish Delight should have. Using gelatine is considered a grave error by authentic Turkish delight patisserie artisans.
The secret to achieving the perfect consistency of Turkish delight has been passed down through centuries and is a tried and tested method which does not use shortcuts like gelatine to create the delicate texture of this sumptuous delicacy. Rather, the process takes time to achieve, and involves slow heating of corn starch and sugar syrup over several hours.
Creating perfect Turkish delight is not a fast process, it takes time and care to achieve the perfect consistency which will melt in the mouth. So unless you have the years of experience required to create it, and the time to learn, why not buy some authentic Turkish delights online and savour the delicious flavours and delicate taste for yourself? https://www.chateaudemed.co.uk/buy-turkish-delight-online-uk have a range of sumptuous Turkish delights available with a range of flavours and ingredients which will mesmerise you. Fal in love with Turkish delight and ChateauMed and buy someone you love the beautiful gift of Turkish delight for your special occasion today.