Turkish Delight – you either love it, or you hate it.
I am a lover, big time.
In fact I don’t really like chocolate all that much… unless it happens to be wrapped around Turkish Delight.
A while back, a few fellow Turkish delight lovers and I discussed the possibilities of Turkish Delight Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding on twitter. I’ll just let that thought sink in…. chocolate pudding, of the self saucing variety, but Turkish Delight flavoured!
We tweeted in earnest about various ways this could be achieved and may have drooled on our keyboards/iphones a little. That idea has stayed in the back of my mind for weeks now as I pondered the possibilities, then last week I happened to notice Turkish delight on special at the supermarket… so I bought 6 bars.
I was still unsure about the pudding idea, I didn’t want to waste all that glorious Turkish delight if it was a complete flop, so I decided to try something a little more simple, something that required lower temperatures for cooking, and something that would be good even if it wasn’t perfect – Turkish Delight Brownies.
This is a simple brownie recipe that doesn’t require any melted chocolate or anything fancy. It’s still as gooey and super choclately as ever and the Turkish delight on the top layer adds just a hint of that yummy flavour.
The Turkish delight held it’s shape well in the heat of the oven which makes me think it would be kinda awesome mixed into chocolate cookies, and might just work mixed through self saucing pudding as well.
Of course if you are not a Turkish delight fan I am sure you could chop your favourite chocolate bar and bake it into the top of the brownie… maybe mars bar brownies, or what about malteasers!
This was supposed to be little treat just for me while I tackled the shopping list… and then the kids discovered it and ate the lot!
What do you think? Do you love or hate Turkish delight?