Carrot Lokum (Turkish Delight) Recipe
It's true we don't like Mondays. But we have to endure somehow. I try to add a little bit of joy to your day by giving you cute recipes in my own way. This is probably because I think everyone is like me. I am happy even when I see a nice photo of the food, if not the food itself. Maybe there are some among you like me and my efforts will not be in vain :)
We left behind a whole weekend, but I don't remember what I did, believe me. It feels like I just wasted the whole weekend. All I remember is that we went to the cinema yesterday. We went to Çağan Irmak's film Dedemin People. I know it's not my job to criticize movies, but I won't be able to leave without saying a few words.
As soon as I heard that the movie was being shot, it was among the movies that I thought I should go to. I went to the cinema expecting a great movie with the words of praise from those who attended the premiere and those who went on the first day. Çağan Irmak was going to make someone laugh and cry again. But I neither laughed nor cried. I won't lie, a drop of tear ran down my left cheek in the scenes where the migration was told.
My dislike may be due to my high expectations. Frankly, I was disappointed that there were only 5-10 minutes of footage about the exchange in the film, which was promoted as a film about the exchange. I found the plot very messy. While describing the pains of the exchange, suddenly the revolution was compressed, but that too was not fully explained and remained in the air. A surprising ending was tried to be shot and the most clichéd ending of the world was shot. In summary, the movie seemed very amateur to me.
If there was a very painful migration movie about the exchange from the beginning to the end, it would be inedible. Because exchange is one of the subjects that can best describe real pain, although it has always been ignored until now.
As for our recipe... A wonderful taste emerges with few ingredients. The hardest part of the recipe is peeling the carrots, it's such an easy recipe. Plus, it's both gluten-free and vegan. It is a feature that is hard to find in dessert recipes unless it is tried to be like this. I just can't help but mention it. Even though it's called lokum (Turkish delight). Do not expect a consistency like ready-made Turkish delight. Its name comes from its image. Otherwise, it's actually a kind of dairy-free thick pudding. But touch is also delicious than Turkish delight. If you still want ready-made Turkish delight, you can take a look at my Turkish delight recipe.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 1 kg of carrots,
- 5 tablespoons of starch,
- 1 cup of sugar,
- 1/2 cup of water,
- Unsweetened shredded coconut.
- Shave off the skins of the carrots and boil until really soft and tender,
- Blanch the carrots in cold water and thinly grate into a large saucepan,
- In a bowl whisk together the water, sugar and starch,
- Add the mixture to the carrots and put the saucepan on low heat,
- Cook stirring occasionally until the carrots absorb all the water and the custard thickens,
- Pour the custard into a 20X20 cm dish moistened with cold water and even it out,
- Refrigerate overnight,
- Slice into large cubes and cover with shredded coconut.