Rahat Lokum

Turkish Delight

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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This little sweet epitomizes luxury, pleasure and leisure. No harem film scene could be without it. Most Middle Eastern homes have platefuls lying on little tables in the living room, and in the past these were largely responsible for the extra weight put on by the ladies of the leisured classes.

Luscious lokum, some stuffed with fresh cream, others with nuts of various kinds, are made by specialized confectioners famous throughout the Middle East. Unfortunately, their recipe