Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Delightful














The real thing













..from Turkey.

Deeply delightful













and flavoured with lemon, pistachio and rose.













Strangely, this rose from the previous post smells exactly like my childhood memories of Turkish delight.













It was always my favourite chocolate in the box.
But bore no resemblance to the real thing.

15 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Watch out for The White Witch.
Isn't that what she tempted Edmund with in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe??

It looks delicious!

Jill said...

My mouth is watering - mm mm mmm!

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

I am ashamed to say I have never tasted turkish delight - real or ersatz! It is now on my list of things to do!

vintagerockchick said...

Oooh how delicious - I love real Turkish delight. (Although, if pressed, I'd settle for the pretend sort in chocolate x

lilylovekin said...

I've never had a Turkish Delight, it looks a little bit like divinity that my aunt makes at Christmas time. But I have to doubt anything that doesn't have chocolate in it!!!

Lorie McCown said...

I've never tried it either! I had never heard of it until the Narnia books.. I would now! Now Cadbury's chocky.. had lots of that! in the UK, no less.. :D

marigold jam said...

Bears no resemblance to the stuff in the chocolate box does it and brings back memories of holidays in Turkey.

Jane

Gina said...

I can't stand the chocolate box stuff... but real turkish delight is heavenly!

Menopausal musing said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........

Anji* said...

Mmm.. Yum - I love turkish delight! It is definitely my favourite confection - especially the real stuff. Lucky you!

Victoria said...

I haven't seen, tasted or thought of these in years, but seeing your pics brings it all back like yesterday! Yum, yum! Now my mouth is watering, too!

Heather said...

I never liked Turkish Delight until I tried the real thing. It was my mother's favourite sweet and I used to buy her a box every Christmas.

kate said...

hello! what lovely pictures of the delicious turkish delight but what made me catch my breath was the plate. We had those at home in my parents house and never took much notice of them but here it looks so lovely and fresh. Kate X

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

I can remember burning my attempt at Turkish delight in a school domestic science lesson many years ago. The end result looked perfect in every way - and tasted gross!

Threads of Inspiration said...

I have just found your blog today and really enjoyed reading...the turkish delights sound, well, delightful. I also really love your brooches.



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