Rose and Lemon Turkish Delight

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe sweet!  Turkish delight (Lokum) is famous!  Our Turkish Delight is made in Istanbul, Turkey and is made with rose water and lemon! 

 

This old confectionery was invented by Bekir Effendi in Turkey in 1776!  It was originally made using honey and molasses (now with sugar and starch) and is coated with icing sugar.  

 

In 19th century Britain, Turkish Delight was classed as a delicacy and high class socialites used to exchange pieces of Turkish delight wrapped in silk handkerchiefs as presents