'Kazani' is the Greek word for 'water cauldron or vessel'. It describes both the huge cooking vat and also the copper bowls (shown in the photo) we use to add in our flavours.
This is the Kazani we cook our Turkish Delight in. It takes 6 hours to cook one batch. There's a five minute window when we have to decide wherever or not it's ready. It takes patience, care and muscle!
Legend has it that in his endeavour to cope with all his wives and mistresses, a Turkish Sultan summoned the greatest confectioners in the empire and ordered them to produce a unique dessert, that could quell the rumblings of discontent within his harem. And so, as the result of extensive search, 'lokum', better known today as 'Turkish Delight', was born.