Turkish delight



  • A confection made from sugar boiled with water to the large thread (107°C) stage and thickened with corn flour, lemon juice and gum arabic, cooled until thick, flavoured with rose water and poured into a flat cake moulds which have been liberally dusted with icing sugar or chopped pistachio nuts. When set cut into cubes and rolled and stored in icing sugar.


  • noun a very sweet jelly, flavoured with essences of flowers, sometimes with nuts added, sprinkled with powdered sugar


  • a taste or aroma associated with white wines made from the Gewürztraminer grape variety