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Churchkhela / Kome / Malban / Walnut delight is a traditional candle-shaped Turkish Delight. The main ingredients are grape must, nuts, and flour. Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and chocolate and sometimes raisins are threaded onto a string, dipped in thickened grape juice or fruit juices and dried in the shape of a sausage.
The pistachio amulet is one of the most beautiful desserts of the Antep region with its outer cream similar to walnut sausage. Grape pulp made from these fruits, pistachio and all too known in Turkey in the region. It is called an amulet in colloquial language because it resembles a triangle.
The Turkish word for lokum comes from the Arabic name rahat al-hulqum meaning “comfort of the throat”. Invented by an Ottoman villager, this incredible sweet was first sold in a confectionery shop in late 18th century. Shortly after, it was introduced to Europe, Turkish delight became a major delicacy in Britain, as well as throughout Continental Europe for the aristocracy. Indeed, it had become common practice among upper class socialites to exchange lokum pieces wrapped in silk handkerchiefs. The roots of Hazer Baba dates back to 1888. It was the first company which used modern equipment and production techniques, while strictly being loyal to authentic recipes. This brought rapid success to Hazer Baba, since the company was able to preserve the original taste of Turkish delight without compromising today’s high standards of food safety. Hazer Baba has become a well-known brand in over 30 countries, single-handedly producing the majority of all Turkish delight exports.