Turkish Delight


Preparation info
  • Makes around

    30 pieces

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

This delicious chewy candy caught the fancy of the western world in the pre-modern era and like anything coming to them from the east during the Ottoman rule it was called Turkish, in this case Turkish Delight. Actually, the Turks themselves call it rahat lokum, and the first mention of this confection in Ottoman records available to us was in the nineteenth century, when it was called rahat’ul hulkum (Yerasimos). The name is clearly derived from Arabic, meaning ‘something swa