1- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, or to taste
2- 1 2/3 cups cold water, divided
3- 7 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
4- 2 1/3 cups white sugar
5- 3 tablespoons strained fresh lemon juice
6- 4 teaspoons rose water
7- 2 drops red food coloring
8- 1 tablespoon cornstarch, or as needed
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1- Grease an 8-inch square pan with vegetable oil.
2- Place 2/3 cup water in a small bowl. Sprinkle gelatin on top; let stand until softened, about 15 minutes.
3- Combine remaining 1 cup water, sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and boil syrup, covered, for 3 minutes.
4- Uncover the saucepan and attach a candy thermometer to the side; continue cooking syrup until the temperature reaches 238 degrees F (114 degrees C), about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in gelatin mixture carefully until completely dissolved. Mix in rose water and red food coloring.
5- Pour syrup into the greased pan. Let stand at room temperature until gelled, about 4 hours. Cover with plastic wrap and chill, 8 hours to overnight.
6- Cut the gelled mixture into 1-inch squares. Dust with cornstarch.
Per Serving: 30 calories; 0.1 g fat; 7.5 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; < 1 mg sodium. Full nutrition