Rahat Loukoum (Turkish Delight)

October 15, 2015  • 

rahat loukoum

I have been away from blogging for a while to tend to some pressing business back in Dallas. Now I am back and as usual, with my head brimming with ideas on meals, desserts, places to see, the list is nearly endless.

Since it is National Dessert Day today, how about some choice Turkish Delight or what is know here in Beirut as raha. I am making things easy for you by suggesting you get a good one, from a great pastry shop, or Middle-Eastern store. The favorite way for kids to enjoy it is encased between two plain cookies, like a s’more, Lebanese-style.

I do have a couple of recipes, one is posted in the site. A word of warning: It takes at least 45 minutes to make and one full day of resting. I am going to be testing it soon with agar-agar which I brought back with me to Lebanon from Dallas.


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  1. Sarah Emara says:

    Hi Joumana, so glad to have you back. I was frequently checking TOB for updates! Could you please link to recipe as I can’t find it. Thanks 🙂

    • Joumana says:

      @Sarah Emara: I will today gather all the recipes I have, and provide links. But I am not done experimenting and I have one I want to try with wheat starch in the next 48 hours 🙂

  2. bergamot says:

    I really loved turkish delight and enjoyed it when I visited Istanbul. Would really like to see how your recipe turns out.

  3. Jamie says:

    Joumana, I will be waiting for your new recipe for loukoum made with agar agar! I tried making loukoum once and it was a disaster! I will find your old recipe and maybe try it again. I love loukoum and could buy very good loukoum at our market in Nantes but now that we are in Chinon I am out of luck. So I may have to attempt it again.

  4. MyKabulKitchen says:

    I recently started to like Loukom, after having fresh-made Loukom in Europe at various Turkish and Syrian bakeries….And I am sure the Lebanese recipes are just as delicious, I am looking forward to trying it at home 🙂

  5. christine maalouf says:

    Hi Joumana, I was diagnosed with Celiac disease about a year ago and do not eat anything already prepared as a result , I would like to try your recipe for raha whenever you make it available I am just hoping it’s gluten free 🙂
    Thank you

  6. Alexis Turner says:

    Hi Joumana,
    Are you able to post the recipe for loukoum now? Please let us know. Thank you.

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