April 10, 2016
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The Chronicles Of Narnia Turkish Delight Recipe

When it comes to fantasy, there’s a lot of focus on Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. Today, we’d like to draw attention to an earlier fantasy series that has earned its place as a classic; The Chronicles Of Narnia.

The Chronicles Of Narnia

Written by CS Lewis (who is also the author of Alice in Wonderland), The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels that are set in Narnia, a world of magic, beasts and various children’s involvement with the world.

Major characters in The Chronicles of Narnia are the children of the Pevensie family; Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. In the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Edmund gets tricked by the White Witch who captures him by offering him magical Turkish Delight, which sets the rest of the plot in motion.

Turkish Delight

The Turkish Delight that the White Witch gives Edmund is magical; she creates it in seconds using her powers. Real life Turkish Delight is a little harder to make; its confection that combines gel, starch and sugar.

The sweet is said to originally be from Istanbul and can be made in a variety of different ways using honey, molasses, dried coconut, lemon peel and bitter orange.

Interestingly, after The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe was released as a movie in 2005, sales of Turkish Delight rose.

Want to try your hand at making some delicious Turkish Delight at home? Try this recipe; enjoy the sweets as a treat after meals or gift them to friends and family.

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  1. Soak the gelatin in half a cup of cold water for ten minutes.
  2. Stir the granulated sugar into the remaining cold water and allow it to boil on a stove.
  3. Once it boils, stir in the gelatin and orange and lemon juice.
  4. Boil this mixture to 240 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Stir in the chopped nuts.
  6. Take off the stove and whisk until creamy.
  7. Pour into a bread pan and place this pan in cold water.
  8. Allow the Turkish Delight to sit until firm.
  9. Remove from the pan, cut into cubes and roll them in powdered sugar.
  10. Enjoy.

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