These Turkish sweets are called Rahat Lokoum , which literally means “throat’s ease” in its home country. They were originally known in English as Lumps of Delight. They changed their name around 1877.
¼ teaspoon citric acid
1 tablespoon rosewater
A few drops of pink food colouring
30g icing sugar
Place water inside a pan and sprinkle in the gelatine.
Add sugar and citric acid and stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved completely. Boil over a medium heat for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and add rosewater and colouring.
Leave to cool for 15 minutes, then pour into a very well oiled, shallow tin.
Allow to set for 24 hours.
Mix icing sugar with cornflour on a clean flat surface, turn out the jelly on to this mixture and cut into cubes with a sharp knife.
Roll the cubes in the sugar mixture until completely coated and leave on a wire rack to dry for a few hours.
Then put into a container and pack with more icing sugar and cornflour in equal quantities.