International Styles

Turkish Paste Candy

Recipe for Turkish paste with French fruit flavored in chocolate.

  • 3 level tablespoonfuls of granulated gelatine,
  • ½ a cup of cold water,
  • 2 cups of sugar,
  • 2/3 a cup of cold water,
  • 1 teaspoonful of ground cinnamon,
  • 2 squares of baker's chocolate,
  • 1 teaspoonful of vanilla extract,
  • 1 cup of French candied fruit, cherries, angelica, citron, etc., chopped fine.

Let the gelatine stand in the ½ cup of cold water until it has taken up all of the water.

Stir the sugar and the two-thirds a cup of cold water over the fire until the sugar is dissolved and the syrup is boiling, then add the gelatine and let cook twenty minutes; add the cinnamon, the chocolate, melted over hot water, and beat all together, then add the vanilla and the fruit; let stand in a cool place for a time, then when it thickens a little turn into an unbuttered bread pan and set aside until the next day.

To unmold separate the paste from the pan—at the edge—with a sharp-pointed knife.

Sift confectioner's sugar over the top, then with the tips of the fingers gently pull the paste from the pan to a board dredged with confectioner's sugar; cut into strips, then into small squares.

Roll each square in confectioner's sugar. In cutting keep sugar between the knife and the paste.

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