Turkish Delight Recipe


  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 tb Cornstarch
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 ts Cream of tartar
  • 1 tb mastic — rose, strawberry, orange or lemon flavouring
  • red, yellow, green or orange food coloring
  • 1/2 cup Toasted almond or pistachio nuts, chopped
  • Confectioners’ sugar


Dissolve sugar and cornstarch in water. Add cream of tartar. Boil to 220 degrees F. Cover pot the last 5 minutes. Add flavour 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.