Konjac, In Ice Cream!

Rodger Whitlock totototo@telus.net
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:10:11 PDT
On 27 Jun 2014, at 16:13, Judy Glattstein wrote:

> Who'd a thought?
> "Dondurma, Turkish ice cream, is traditionally made with ... salep, which is 
> derived from the bulbs of wild Anatolian orchids.

I've had salap (also spelled salep, salab, etc) as a hot beverage. I've read 
(somewhere!) that the Turkish government has forbidden the export of salap, but 
you often see boxes of it in stores devoted to Middle Eastern foodsm but the 
last package I bought seemed to me to be nothing more than a rather poor 
quality cornstarch pudding.  

Interesting stuff, and now that you've mentioned konjac powder as a substitute, 
I'll be keeping an eye open for it. Something in me likes stringy hot pudding 
flavored variously with mastic, orange blossom water or rose water.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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