What is Turkish Delight?

Turkish Delight is a flavored sweetmeat or a candy, prepared from starch and sugar, filled with dry fruits, honey or nuts. It has a sticky texture and very often Arabic gum is used as a binder. The Turkish Delights come in cubes with powdered sugar sprinkled on them.

Although Turkish Delights may contain many exotic fillings, the staid and simple rosewater is still the most preferred. It is this rosewater, which gives the candy its trademark blushing pink color. It can be had as an accompaniment to tea or coffee or it can be enjoyed all by itself too.

The melt-in-the-mouth Turkish Delight was originally a royal dish, prepared and served exclusively for the regal palette. But now it has penetrated not only every nook and cranny in Turkey, but has also made a name for itself all over the world.