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September 29th, 2008 at 07:50 pm

Well we got back from the dentist with two sets of healthy teeth. (only JC and GMC go yet)

and the bank account is $250 smaller.

I am so not looking forward to April when UE joins the dental crowd.

On the way we were listening to "The Lion the Witch, and the Wardrobe". We had just finished listening to the part where Edmund gets to eat the magic Turkish delight. I have always wondered just what Turkish delight was, ever since I read the story in childhood.

After the dentist we went out to eat, an old tradition from when I was a kid, the reward for the visit. The restaurant down the block was "Aladdins" or something like that.

Dinner was excellent, I have no idea what it was called, some beef thing, chicken thing, and lamb, plus some chili like soup, all with strange names, but all was good.

Then for desert Baklava, I never liked it, but I know my husband did so we got a variety of 4 kinds. (I never knew there were multiple kinds) Since there was a variety I figured I would try some.

I think I may have found something worthy of the praise Turkish delight gets in the book! It was heavenly! Fingers they called it, sweet but not sickeningly so, a tiny bit of crunch, but mostly melting in the mouth. I absolutely loved it!

PS I went to wiki:

Text is turkish delight and Link is
turkish delight

3 Responses to “Dentist”

  1. cptacek Says:

    When I was a teacher's assistant in grad school, one of my students gave me some Turkish Delight for helping him get through Calc 2. I was sooo excited because I loved those books but I had never tried it...until I actually took a bite. Yucky!

    Maybe it was because it was a cheap version of turkish delight. I don't know. I've never been brave enough to try it again!

  2. Original MomCents Says:

    Turkish delight has a strong flavor: Here is the recipe:

    * 1 1/2 cups water
    * 3 cups granulated sugar
    * 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
    * 1/2 cup orange juice
    * 3 tablespoons orange zest
    * 3 (.25 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
    * 3/4 cup cornstarch
    * 1/2 cup cold water
    * 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    * 3/4 cup chopped pistachio nuts
    * confectioners' sugar for dusting

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    1. Bring 1 1/2 cups water, sugar, and corn syrup to a boil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan. Cook, stirring frequently, until the temperature reaches 240 degrees F (115 degrees C) on a candy thermometer. Set aside and keep hot.
    2. Stir together orange juice and orange zest, sprinkle with gelatin, and set aside. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in 1/2 cup cold water, then stir into hot syrup. Place over medium-low heat, and simmer, stirring gently, until very thick.
    3. Remove syrup from heat, stir in orange juice mixture, vanilla, and pistachios. Sprinkle a 8x8-inch pan generously with confectioners' sugar. Pour the Turkish delight into the pan, and let cool in a cool, dry place (not the refrigerator) until set, 3 to 4 hours.
    4. When cool, sprinkle the top with another thick layer of powdered sugar. Cut into 1-inch squares, and dredge each well with confectioners' sugar. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

    (if you want to try it)

  3. princessperky Says:

    Thanks for the recipe, I just might have to try it!

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