07 April 2007

Turkish Delight & Marzipan

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Back in Istanbul, I used to buy Turkish delights with double roasted pistachios, and marzipans from my favourite shop Ali Muhiddin Haci Bekir. I am quite pleased to find out that Turkish delights from this particular shop are now being imported to Australia. I have come across with Turkish delight recipes in various cookbooks and magazines in Australia, yet I know noone back home who makes his/her own TD.

In Australia, there are a number of manufacturers that produce TD, yet I find them quite soft. Turkish delights should be slightly resistant to bite (al dente).

Marzipans in this picture are from one of my best friends, who visited me a couple of months ago. She brought a box of marzipans from Ali Muhiddin Haci Bekir, which has been around since the late 18th century. I have managed to take a photo before finishing the marzipans.

Visiting the website of the producers will take you to various other Turkish confectionary produced by this shop.


Tijen said...

Link için teşekkürler! Ben de ekleyeceğim.
Bizim buralardan sizin oralara selamlar.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good. Which shops in Australia sell it?

Ceviz said...

Hi, I am not sure which city you are in but I have found these in a Lebanese general store/bakery in Coburg. If you are in Melbourne, let me know and I can pass the directions to the shop. There is also the mixed variety from this brand (plain, rose, pistachio and hazelnuts) in a slightly larger box. Cheers.

Cath @ Moo-Lolly-Bar said...

I love Turkish Delight. There's nothing else quite like it! Its my ultimate indulgence.