Lokum ve Badem Ezmesi
Back in Istanbul, I used to buy Turkish delights with double roasted pistachios, and marzipans from my favourite shop Ali Muhiddin Haci Bekir. I am quite pleased to find out that Turkish delights from this particular shop are now being imported to Australia. I have come across with Turkish delight recipes in various cookbooks and magazines in Australia, yet I know noone back home who makes his/her own TD.
In Australia, there are a number of manufacturers that produce TD, yet I find them quite soft. Turkish delights should be slightly resistant to bite (al dente).
Marzipans in this picture are from one of my best friends, who visited me a couple of months ago. She brought a box of marzipans from Ali Muhiddin Haci Bekir, which has been around since the late 18th century. I have managed to take a photo before finishing the marzipans.
Visiting the website of the producers will take you to various other Turkish confectionary produced by this shop.