Turkish delight, also known as lokum, is a sweet gelatine-based confectionery. Turkish delight comes in a variety of flavors and textures, from soft and chewy to crunchy and nutty.
Turkish delight has a long history, dating back to the Ottoman Empire.
The confectionery is often flavored with traditional ingredients such as rosewater, lemon, and mint.
Turkish delight is often dusted with powdered sugar to prevent sticking and improve texture.
It is a popular gift item and is often packaged in decorative boxes or tins.
In Turkey, Turkish delight is commonly served with tea or coffee as a sweet treat after a meal.
Turkish delight is also used in traditional Turkish desserts, such as baklava.
The confectionery is now popular in many countries worldwide, including Greece, the Middle East, and Russia.
For added crunch and flavor, Turkish delight is sometimes filled with nuts, such as almonds or pistachios.
It can also be made with fruit juices or purees for a fruity flavor.
Some modern variations of Turkish delight incorporate ingredients such as chocolate, coconut, or spices for added complexity.