|Almost at the magic 127C|
Blog-checking lines: For the Month of May, Rachael from Pizzarossa challenged us to make candy but not just any candy!
She challenged us to make Turkish Delight, or Lokum.
So I'd better up-front with my confession - I hate Turkish delight. That might have something to do with my slowness in getting around to tackling the challenge - that and a crazy busy time at work.
|Cherries and pistachios to add some texture and flavour|
I ended up making 2 batches - the first one turned out OK in the end, but the sugar caramelised too much before I added the cornstarch, so it was golden. I didn't add the fruit I'd been planning, in case it was a burnt disaster, but instead mixed in half a teaspoon of cola flavour, which I thought might complement the caramel under tones.
|Caramel cola - will it set… yes!|
|Batch 2 underway - just like very sweet wallpaper paste|
|If nothing else, I achieved a good cherry / pistachio distribution!|
PS - it's dairy free and vegan - and the recipe here on the Daring Kitchen website is very thorough and easy to follow