turkish delight

1 servings
2 cups Sugar
2 tablespoons Cornstarch
1 cup Water
½ teaspoon Cream of tartar
1 tablespoon Flavoring *
  Food coloring **
½ cup Toasted nuts, chopped ***
  Confectioners' sugar

* Flavorings: rose, mastic, strawberry, orange or lemon. ** Food coloring: red, yellow, green or orange (depending on flavoring used) *** Nuts: almonds or pistachios Dissolve sugar and cornstarch in water. Add cream of tartar. Boil to 220 degrees F. Cover pot the last 5 minutes. Add flavor and food color. Add nuts.

Pour into oiled shallow pan. When cool, cut into squares and roll each piece in sifted powdered sugar. Store in plastic bag.

From: The Complete Greek Cookbook, by Theresa Karas Yianilos, Avenel Books, New York.

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