Thursday, July 23, 2009

Turkish Delight

This is one of my most favorite recipes and I searched for it for a long time. I never wanted to share it until now, I guess I'm a little selfish but anyways here it is and I hope you might enjoy it as much as I do.
2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups water
1 oz. powdered gelatin
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tbsp rose water (I get my rose water from their rose water is organic and the best I have ever found.
pink food coloring
3 tbsp confectioner's sugar sifted
1 tbsp cornstarch
(1)Wet the insides of 2x7 shallow square pans with water. Place the sugar and all but 4 tbsp of water into a heavy-based saucepan. Heat gently, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
(2) Blend the gelatin and remaining water in a small bowl and place over a saucepan of hot water. Stir occasionally until dissolved. Bring the sugar syrup to a boil and boil steadily for about 8 minutes. Stir the cream of tartar into the gelatin, then pour into the boiling syrup and stir until well blended. Remove from heat.
(3) Add the rose-water and a few drops of pink food coloring to tint the mixture pale pink. Pour the mixture into the pans and allow to set for several hours or overnight. Dust a sheet of waxed paper with some powdered sugar and cornstarch. Dip the base of the pan in hot water. Invert onto the paper. Cut into 1 inch squares using an oiled knife. Toss in confectioner's sugar to coat evenly.
I found this recipe in an old craft book and is the best recipe I have ever found for the Turkish delight candy. The book is called A Country Christmas, by Lorenz Books.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cartoon Extraganza

On Friday July 10th Antonelli College is holding their first annual cartoon extravaganza. Open to the public with art to see from students original designs, vendors like me and my plush dolls. Industry insiders offering knowledge on topics such as drawing supplies and self publishing. There will also be music, food and drinks, come on out and check it out. Starts at 5pm-8pm Downtown Cincinnati Ohio 124 east 7th Street.
The characters you see above will be available tomorrow night as well and at Loveland Castle on Saturday;)