Turkish delight

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Lokum/Turkish delight
Lokum stall
Alternative namesLokum, rahat lokum
Place of originOttoman Empire,[1] Persia[2]
Serving temperatureRoom temperature
Main ingredientsStarch, sugar
VariationsMultiple to include nuts, dried fruit

Turkish delight or lokum is a type of sweet originating from modern day Turkey and Iran. It is mainly made out of rose water and several types of nuts.[3]

Traditionally they are served after a meal with Turkish coffee.[4] There are a variety different flavours of Lokum, for example rose water, lemon and chocolate.

It is very popular throughout the Middle East and the Balkans.

References[change | change source]

  1. Roufs, Timothy G.; Roufs, Kathleen Smyth (2014). Sweet Treats around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. ABC-CLIO. pp. 343–346. ISBN 978-1-61069-220-5.
  2. Richardson, Tim (2003). Sweets, a History of Temptation, p. 51. Bantam Press, London. ISBN 055381446X.
  3. "Rose and pistachio Turkish delight recipe".
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