Loukoumia: Turkish, or rather Greek, delight with strawberries


This is the first time ever –that I tried making my own loukoumia. Kudos to Vicky who gave us a recipe I cared to try. Very easy, made with fresh fruit. The only pain if you ask me is that you need to be by the pot all the time to stir. I started shy following  the variety I saw on her post with strawberries.

I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t do this recipe right. I forgot to put sugar in it! That’s what happens the first time you cook a recipe and your laptop  is in a different room. It still came out reasonable, believe it or not, and the aroma was there. You, though,  take good care to add all the ingredients,  including the sugar which is kind of important both for the taste and the texture. 🙂 I promise  I’ll make and post more flavors when I’m back home. I’m super confident you can do it right the first time round. My brain is scattered these days.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup corn flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4-5 strawberries pulped
  • confectioner’s sugar

How to make: Combine the water, corn flour, sugar, lemon juice in pan and stir vigorously, high heat, until a transparent thick mixture is formed. About 5 minutes. Add the fruit, lower the heat to medium and continue stirring for another half an hour or so until the texture looks like this (Viky’s photo).  Put the mix on a flat surface, sprinkled with corn flour, and let it cool. When it’s cool, turn it upside down so it’s covered with corn flour. Cut into pieces and cover with confectioner’s sugar.

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