Wild Turkish Delights

Wild Turkish Delights

A viewer recommended I try out this traditional Turkish Delight recipe, and I thought it would be fun to give it a wild twist with a few of the items I've been saving in my freezer - Rose Hips and Chokecherries!

I found the colors and flavors that they imparted were quite delightful!

Original Recipe - @linaninyemektarifleri

My Version

To make juice:

  • Rose Hips or Chokecherries, frozen
  • Water
  1. Cover with water, and simmer until the fruit is soft and the juice is released.
  2. Strain out seeds, hairs, etc.
  3. Optional - Squeeze every last drop out! A potato ricer may also be used.

For dessert:

  • 80g (1/2 cup) cornstarch
  • 300ml juice of choice
  • 60g (1/2 cup) sugar
  1. Add cornstarch to pot
  2. Whisk in juice and remove all lumps
  3. Add sugar and stir until combined
  4. Simmer on low heat until thickened (switch from whisk to spatula)
  5. Cook until a thick paste is formed
  6. Prepare dish by coating with water, then pouring water the out
  7. Pour batter into dish and smooth
  8. Once cooled, cover & place in the fridge overnight
  9. Gently loosen from dish, and cut into squares
  10. Roll in coconut, cornstarch or powdered sugar
  11. Enjoy!