Lokum, Turkish delight or Cyprus delight is a family of confections based on a gel of starch and sugar. Lokum is kind of sweet desserts, jelly mass of rice starch or flour with the addition of icing sugar.
Turkish Delight is a favorite treat in Arab countries as well as Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia. In Cyprus and Greece lokum masters make a special kind called Locumadia.
The sweet as it is known today was invented by Bekir Effendi, who opened his confectionery shop in 1776 in Istanbul. Originally, honey and molasses were its sweeteners, and water and flour were the binding agents, with rosewater, lemon peel and bitter orange as the most common flavors.
To obtain a special kind of Cyprus delight one can add: sour cream, vanilla, various juices, rose water, chocolate coating, lemon juice, bits of almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts.
Its name in various Eastern European languages come from lokum or the Arabic name rahat al-hulqum (راحهالحلقوم) meaning "comfort of the throat".
In Yeroskipou municipality in the southern part of Cyprus, in October 17th 2004, was made a giant lokum (Cyprus delight) weihts 2,532kg, which entered the Guinness Book of Records. For that record, 35 master pastry chefs were engaged, they worked 40 hours and spent 2,500kg of sugar, 350kg of butter and 150kg of almonds. Skilled Cypriots say that for each year will make even bigger lokum.
When accepted in EU, Cyprus registered Locum as Cyprus Delight. Yeroskipou, Cypriot city, is also the only place in the world that has Protected Geographical Identcation (PGI) of of this popular candy - Cyprus delight.
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