Hacı Bekir

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In the small confectionery shop opened in Kastamonu in the town of Bahçekapı in 1777 by coming to Istanbul from Arac district, Turkish delight, rock, etc. Şekerci Hacı Bekir Efendi, who started to manufacture and sell candies personally and later became Hajj Bekir after performing his pilgrimage between 1817-1820, has a past in the palates of four continents and five continents.

Honey molasses as turkey 16 in the production of confectionery sweetener century, water binder, was used as tissue builder. Early 19th century, the sugar produced in refineries established in Europe, in those days the name "Keller sugar" as the arrival of Turkey, Haci Bekir, dissolving beat in the sugar mortar, rose, cinnamon, chewing gum, in different flavors and colors of orange lemon addition conviction started to produce.

In addition, by using the starch found by German scientist Constantin Kirchhoff in 1811 instead of flour, he created the Turkish delight that could not be filled with sugar and starch composition, which could not be replaced in our tables, and that he could not imitate the texture and taste of the foreign world. So much so that his efforts to imitate the Turkish delight consistency created him in the west to the invention of gel candies.

Hacı Bekir Efendi

Hacı Bekir Efendi, who personally developed Turkish confectionery and Turkish delight varieties with his own manufacturing and delicate works, furthermore, the legendary interest that has survived to the present day with various almond pastes that have been kneaded with sugar and sugar sherbet by peeling and pounding boiled almonds in mortars. gained fame.

When the fame of Hacı Bekir Efendi and the Turkish delights reached the Ottoman Palace, the founder of the modern Ottoman, the innovative Sultan II. Mahmud was awarded the 1st Rank Order of Nişan-ı Ali Osmani, and the candy of the palace started to be taken from the Hacı Bekir Efendi workshop.

While these are happening in Istanbul, it is said that an interesting event occurred in England. One of the British customers of Hacı Bekir Efendi was offering the Turkish delights with his name in his country. "Turkish Delight" is known as "Turkish Delight", "Turkish Delight" since then, and "Turkish Delight" in France and the Balkans.

Turkish-Ottoman Society and History

As part of the Turkish-Ottoman society and history, Hacı Bekir, who settled in our culture and tradition, was written by foreign artists who were part of the mosaic of Istanbul in the early 19th and early 20th century, even in the novels and writings documenting the lifestyle of the time. Maltese Amadeo Preziosi is pictured with a brush. The lithographic reproduction of the 43x58 cm watercolor painting, which depicts the life of the time and Hacı Bekir Efendi and the original of which is in the Paris Louvre Art Museum, is on display at the Topkapı Palace with the number 214.

Following the death of Hacı Bekir Efendi, firstly his son Mehmed Muhiddin Efendi and his grandson Ali Muhiddin Hacı Bekir took over the works with his death. With the same principle, talent and professional love, they continued the job with the title of Sekercibaşı of the palace and continued from father to son with them.

Mehmed Muhiddin Efendi was appointed by the palace in 1873 under the auspices of the Austrian-Hungarian Emperor Francis Joseph to introduce the Ottoman confectionery and returned with a silver medal given by the fair commission. In this fair, Mehmed Muhiddin Efendi, who observed that all the participants of the western countries used a brand, created the first brand of the Ottoman and his firm with his silver medal on his return to the country.

Later, confectionery master Mehmed Muhiddin Efendi, who attended the Cologne fair held in 1888 under the auspices of the German empress and Prussian queen Augusta, added this medal to his brand by winning his 2nd silver medal. Mehmet Muhiddin Efendi, who attended the fair held in Chicago on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the American Continent in 1893, realized the first Turkish delight production and sales there, then participated in the 1897 Brussels fair and added gold medals to his achievements.

During the death of Mehmed Muhiddin Efendi, his younger son Ali Muhiddin carried out the works and carried out his breakthroughs with the support and support of his mother Reşide Hanım. Ali Muhiddin Bey's time was the golden age of his institution. Gold medals were won in 1906 France - Paris - Nice fairs, and the title of Ottoman Şekercibaşı was given to Ali Muhiddin Bey.

With the period of Torun Ali Muhiddin Hacı Bekir, Hacı Bekir Establishment became a world company by signing international initiatives that can be seen in the revolution. While coming to the last years of the Ottoman Empire, Ali Muhiddin Bey was granted the title of Sekercibaşı by the Egyptian Palace in 1911, and the branches and Hacı Bekir branches were established in Cairo and Alexandria, two major cities of Egypt.

The company numbered 154 in 1918 to the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce - Agriculture, and Industry.

In the small confectionery shop opened in Kastamonu in the town of Bahçekapı in 1777 by coming to Istanbul from Arac district, Turkish delight, rock, etc. Şekerci Hacı Bekir Efendi, who started to manufacture and sell candies personally and later became Hajj Bekir after performing his pilgrimage between 1817-1820, has a past in the palates of four continents and five continents.

Honey molasses as turkey 16 in the production of confectionery sweetener century, water binder, was used as tissue builder. Early 19th century, the sugar produced in refineries established in Europe, in those days the name “Keller sugar” as the arrival of Turkey, Haci Bekir, dissolving beat in the sugar mortar, rose, cinnamon, chewing gum, in different flavors and colors of orange lemon addition conviction started to produce.

In addition, by using the starch found by German scientist Constantin Kirchhoff in 1811 instead of flour, he created the Turkish delight that could not be filled with sugar and starch composition, which could not be replaced in our tables, and that he could not imitate the texture and taste of the foreign world. So much so that his efforts to imitate the Turkish delight consistency created him in the west to the invention of gel candies.

Hacı Bekir Efendi

Hacı Bekir Efendi, who personally developed Turkish confectionery and Turkish delight varieties with his own manufacturing and delicate works, furthermore, the legendary interest that has survived to the present day with various almond pastes that have been kneaded with sugar and sugar sherbet by peeling and pounding boiled almonds in mortars. gained fame.

When the fame of Hacı Bekir Efendi and the Turkish delights reached the Ottoman Palace, the founder of the modern Ottoman, the innovative Sultan II. Mahmud was awarded the 1st Rank Order of Nişan-ı Ali Osmani, and the candy of the palace started to be taken from the Hacı Bekir Efendi workshop.

While these are happening in Istanbul, it is said that an interesting event occurred in England. One of the British customers of Hacı Bekir Efendi was offering the Turkish delights with his name in his country. “Turkish Delight” is known as “Turkish Delight”, “Turkish Delight” since then, and “Turkish Delight” in France and the Balkans.

Turkish-Ottoman Society and History

As part of the Turkish-Ottoman society and history, Hacı Bekir, who settled in our culture and tradition, was written by foreign artists who were part of the mosaic of Istanbul in the early 19th and early 20th century, even in the novels and writings documenting the lifestyle of the time. Maltese Amadeo Preziosi is pictured with a brush. The lithographic reproduction of the 43×58 cm watercolor painting, which depicts the life of the time and Hacı Bekir Efendi and the original of which is in the Paris Louvre Art Museum, is on display at the Topkapı Palace with the number 214.

Following the death of Hacı Bekir Efendi, firstly his son Mehmed Muhiddin Efendi and his grandson Ali Muhiddin Hacı Bekir took over the works with his death. With the same principle, talent and professional love, they continued the job with the title of Sekercibaşı of the palace and continued from father to son with them.

Mehmed Muhiddin Efendi was appointed by the palace in 1873 under the auspices of the Austrian-Hungarian Emperor Francis Joseph to introduce the Ottoman confectionery and returned with a silver medal given by the fair commission. In this fair, Mehmed Muhiddin Efendi, who observed that all the participants of the western countries used a brand, created the first brand of the Ottoman and his firm with his silver medal on his return to the country.

Later, confectionery master Mehmed Muhiddin Efendi, who attended the Cologne fair held in 1888 under the auspices of the German empress and Prussian queen Augusta, added this medal to his brand by winning his 2nd silver medal. Mehmet Muhiddin Efendi, who attended the fair held in Chicago on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the American Continent in 1893, realized the first Turkish delight production and sales there, then participated in the 1897 Brussels fair and added gold medals to his achievements.

During the death of Mehmed Muhiddin Efendi, his younger son Ali Muhiddin carried out the works and carried out his breakthroughs with the support and support of his mother Reşide Hanım. Ali Muhiddin Bey’s time was the golden age of his institution. Gold medals were won in 1906 France – Paris – Nice fairs, and the title of Ottoman Şekercibaşı was given to Ali Muhiddin Bey.

With the period of Torun Ali Muhiddin Hacı Bekir, Hacı Bekir Establishment became a world company by signing international initiatives that can be seen in the revolution. While coming to the last years of the Ottoman Empire, Ali Muhiddin Bey was granted the title of Sekercibaşı by the Egyptian Palace in 1911, and the branches and Hacı Bekir branches were established in Cairo and Alexandria, two major cities of Egypt.

The company numbered 154 in 1918 to the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce – Agriculture, and Industry.