Hibiscus Turkish Delight


Traditional Turkish delight comes in a wonderfully fragrant rose flavour however try it with a twist, using hibiscus flowers instead.


Hibiscus Turkish Delight

(you will need a sugar thermometer)


  • 25g hibiscus flowers
  • 330g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 45g cornflour, plus more to dust
  1. Place the hibiscus flowers in a piece of muslin and tie with string so that it stays contained.
  2. Add the sugar along with 175ml water and the hibiscus flowers. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved and then bring to 125oC. Remove the hibiscus flowers.
  3. In another saucepan, add the cornflour, cream of tartar and 200ml of cold water, heat gently until the mixture has completely thickened.
  4. Pour over the sugar syrup and continue to cook, stirring continuously for 15 minutes.
  5. Pour into a baking tray, lined with greased cling film. Leave to cool.
  6. Once cool, turn out onto a cornflour dusted surface and cut into pieces.





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