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    Worth It If you're anything like us, the first thing you think of when you hear "Turkish delight" is Edmund, the jerky younger brother from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe who's plied with Turkish delight by the evil White Queen. We never really had this candy growing up, and so it has a bit of a magical association. How could something be so good that it would cause you to betray your family? Well, to be fair, the queen's Turkish delight was actually magical—we can't promise the same for this. But we can promise a delightfully soft and chewy sweet that's better than any store-bought version you've encountered. Rosewater is the traditional flavoring, and is available at many specialty and gourmet stores, but feel free to replace it with the same amount of whatever pure extract you like, such as orange or vanilla. Do note that this recipe requires expert timing (don't worry: that doesn't mean you have to be fast as lightning)—read it through a couple of times before you start! It's not a difficult recipe, but if you don't have a good idea of how everything gets put together before you begin, it's easy to bamboozle yourself in the middle. Be a good Scout and be prepared!

    Ingredients

    • Small (9" x 13") rimmed baking sheet
    • Heatproof spatula or wooden spoon
    • Candy thermometer
    • Large cutting board
    • Cooking spray or vegetable oil
    • 3 cups (575 g) granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup (175 g) honey
    • 1/2 cup (120 g) water
    • Pinch of cream of tartar
    • 1 cup (150 g) cornstarch
    • 1 cup (130 g) confectioners' sugar
    • 2 1/2 cups (600 g) water
    • 1 teaspoon (3 g) cream of tartar
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons (12 g) rosewater
    • 2 cups (300 g) shelled roasted unsalted pistachios (if you can only find them raw, check out how to toast them yourself on page 284)
    • 2 or 3 drops red food coloring (optional)
    • About 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, for dusting the cutting board
    • 1/2 cup cornstarch sifted together with 1 cup confectioners' sugar

    Instructions

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 100
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 59 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 1 g 2%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.83%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 7 mg 0.31%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0.03%
    • Potassium: 18 mg 0.51%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.7%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 11 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.34%
    • Sugar: 9 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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