Turkish Jelly Candies
1 ounce unflavored gelatine
1 cup cold water, divided
Juice and grated rind of 1 orange
Juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chopped raisins
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups granulated sugar
Confectioners' sugar or granulated sugar
Soften the gelatine in 1/2 cup of the cold water for 1 hour.
Combine fruit juices, rinds, nuts, raisins and vanilla extract in a bowl and set aside.
In a heavy saucepan, bring 2 cups sugar and the remaining 1/2 cup water to a boil.
Add gelatine and boil for 20 minutes, stirring constantly. Keep temperature as low as possible while still maintaining a boil.
Pour this syrup over the fruit mixture and mix thoroughly.
Place in a wet 13 x 9-inch pan. Cool overnight.
Cut into squares and roll in confectioners' or granulated sugar.
Store in a cool place.
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