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Turkish Delight



There are actually many types and flavors of Lokoom. Some are flavored with orange or rose water
8 cups sugar
8 cups water
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 or 4 drops oil of bergamont
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup chopped pistachio nuts (optional)

  1. Heat water.
  2. Mix sugar and cornstarch and dissolve in heated water.
  3. Cook over low heat until thickened, approximately 11/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add oil of bergamont during last 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and nuts.
  6. Pour into greased shallow pan and allow to cool overnight.
  7. Cut into square or diamond shaped pieces with oiled knife.
  8. Dip in powdered sugar.