Early on in the novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, one of the characters, Edmund, is enchanted and hypnotized by an unusual food: Turkish Delight.
Here's the recipe:
Turkish Delight Frothy
- 2 cups milk
- 2 ounces Turkish delight, cut into small cubes, plus extra for garnish
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons rose water
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- Pinch ground cardamom
- 1 tablespoon unsalted pistachio nuts, finely chopped
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk and Turkish delight. Heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture just reaches the boiling point. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer or whisk to beat the cream, rose water, honey and cardamom until just stiff.
- Divide the milk mixture between 2 serving cups, then top with the whipped cream. Garnish with additional cubes of Turkish delight and the chopped pistachio nuts.
- Serve it with a spoon for eating unmelted (and delicious) lumps of candy at the bottom.
-- Recipe from Louise Pickford's "Hot Drinks" (Ryland, Peters & Small), we found it via the Seattle PI.