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Sunday, 9 May 2010

Turkish Delight Brownies

I happen to love Turkish Delight chocolates. When I was a kid we could get these tasty chocolate bars called Treasure Box. They consisted of six different chocolates, all conveniently stuck together as one bar . . . I think one was caramel, one was strawberry, one fudge, one coffee (nobody's favourite) and one was turkish delight.

No surpise the Turkish Delight was my favourite one of all. Even today when we get a box of chocolates, I claim the Turkish delight as my own. I could not eat any more than one or two of them at once . . . they are too sweet, but boy oh boy do I enjoy those one or two.

Imagine my delight when I discovered this box of Turkish Delight thins at my local Tesco shop!! Similar to After Eight mints, except that they are filled with a thin layer of Turkish Delight and covered in milk chocolate.

As soon as I saw them I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I had to buy them . . . I just had to!!!

I had made brownies in the past filling them with a layer of minty After Eights. Oh my but they were scrummy . . . the centre of the brownies all fudgy and mint flavoured . . . impossible to put down. Imagine the same thing . . . but with a moreishly scrummy centre of Turkish Delight.

Yes . . . you have died, and gone to Heaven.

I think I really HAVE created a monster here! But oh what a scrummily lovely way to go . . .

*Turkish Delight Brownies*
Makes 24 to 36, depending on how large you cut them
Printable Recipe

Irresistibly scrummy brownie!! Moist, delicious, moreishly tasty! Decadent even!

7 1/2 ounces plain flour (1 1/2 cups)
250ml cocoa powder (1 cup)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 1/2 ounces buttery flora or butter flavoured vegetable shortening (2/3 cup)
14 ounces granulated sugar (2 cups)
4 large eggs
12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
1 box of Turkish Delight thins, unwrapped
(Can use an equal amount of unwrapped After Eight mint chocolates if preferred,
or half of each)

Prehaet the oven to 180*C/350*F/Gas mark 4. Butter a 12 by 8 inch brownie pan and line with parchment paper. Butter again. Set aside.

Sift the flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt into a bowl. Cream the shortening, and sugar together in another bowl until creamy. Beat in the eggs. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips. Spread half of the batter in the prepared pan. Cover with the unwrapped turkish delights and or mints, leaving a bit of space between each one and a border all the way around so that they don't touch the edges of the pan. Cover with the remaining batter, spreading it out with a knife or spatula to completely cover.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the centre comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely on a wire rack before removing from the pan. Cut into squares to serve. Store in an airtight container.


  1. These look fabulous. I think I need to run out and buy my clothes in a bigger size once I begin to make these.

  2. Oooooooh, Marie....these look downright dangerous! YUM!!
    xoxo Pattie

  3. Those look and sound incredible!!

  4. Oh Marie, I too love turkish delight. I was just catching up on all my blog reading and have had to stop and drool. I will be making these very soon.

  5. Oh My Giddy Aunt!! You are a Bad Infulence Marie!!! I am trying to be good and you show me heaven..but not the heaven I will get to if I'm good...It's the heaven of mmmmmmmmmmmmmm naughty naughty Naughty!

  6. These look amazing! So decadent and moorish! I will have to try these.

  7. Hello Marie. I've been enjoying your blog for sometime now and decided it was time to become a "follower" and introduce myself. Turkish delight brownies--how delicious. Not sure I can find those treats here but love the idea of layering. Now to select what to layer. A friend just brought me rhubarb yesterday so those muffins of yours are going to be on our table!


  8. I´m not a big fan of Turkish Delight but those brownies look absolutely divine! Totally fudgy and chocolatey!

  9. Oh my goodness Marie! These look like an amazing way to go down! :) Turkish Delights always make me think of C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. We don't have those lovely candies in my neck of the woods, so that book was the first I'd heard of them. Those are quite possibly the best looking brownies I've ever seen. Yum!!!

    -Rachel :)

  10. I would looove to try one. I have never eaten a Turkish delight. Your brownies look so yummy.

  11. oooo Marie, these brownies look delicious!

  12. These look amazing, Marie! But would you be very disappointed in e to realize that I don't really know what Turkish Delight consists of? I've heard of it often, but never had it...what an ignorant American friend you have!

    A very Happy Mother's Day to you--lots of love and hugs sent your way today!

  13. Please excuse me while I pick myself up off the floor!!!!! YUM! Turkish Delight's are my fave too. Just popping to the kitchen ;0)

  14. Have you ever tried those beautiful Turkish Delight bars you can get on almost any sweetie counter? They have about a 1/4" thickness of TD encased in milk choc. Sweet yes but lovely with it!

    I'll have any old coffee fondant chocs you don't want - good home going here. They have Turksh Delight thins in Aldi as well but I don't know if that might just be around Christmas. I have to say, the only kinds of chocs I don't like are the hard caramel ones. I should be locked up!

    love, Angie, xx

  15. Oh my word, these sound just amazing, to the point I am tempted to rush out into the kitchen to make them! Try stopping me next weekend!!

  16. Those Turkish Delight Thins sound yummy, I love Turkish Delight! The brownies look delicious, wish I could try them!

  17. Se ve Delicioso. Te felicito!
    Un abrazo DESDE Chile
    La Brujita

  18. Marie, forgive me for not posting often because I find myself here everyday and I when I leave your site, I take SO away SO much but never leave anything for you -- nary a crumb. Since you came along, to the world of blogs, I don't know HOW we ever existed without you. You share the most interesting recipes, fun tidbits, and I'm always eager to read about the stories from your Canadian childhood. I LOVE the way you present your tasty gifts. I'm always learning something new. Thank you! You're the Martha Stewart of Blogdom! Long may you reign!

  19. I had never thought of putting after eights or turkish delight thins in a brownie before - what a great why-didn't-I-think-of-that ideas, it seems so sensible. Now I want to go and put it in action asap. Thanks!

  20. OH WOW, Turkish Delight Thins, Jo is going to love them, she took one look at your photos and said "You've got to make them!!" So as soon as I'm back on my feet, I'll be making these. Thanks Marie

  21. I'll have to get Papal dispensation for MOTH to go off his Leaping Lipids No-Fat-Ever diet for these gems, but oh it would be so worth it Marie! One of your best ever girl!
    Millie ^_^

  22. I remember Turkish Delights from the Chronicles of Narnia....sounds delicious! I know I would love these....but I would only be able to eat one bite! lol ♥

  23. Hi Marie. These brownies look sinfully delightful! Might have to try your recipe soon (i'll have to somehow make it eggless-- son's allergic). I agree with you about British food-- it is sooo much better than most people living outside the UK think it is. I'm from the other side of the pond and I find that when I'm on an extended visit in the States, I crave British food... don't tell my husband, I'll never hear the end of it.


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