Greek Halva

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Hi, thanks for stopping by, my name is Anna Kosti and I am 17 years old. I live in Larnaca, Cyprus, with my family and I am still going to high school. I fell in love with baking since the age of 9! I started with simple recipes to making complicated and fascinating desserts. I am planning to join university next year, overseas, to become a professional pastry chef.

One of my favourite Vegan traditional Greek Desserts is this Homemade Halva recipe. Its a very simple dessert to make but super delicious and so meaningful to the greek culture.

This cake is usually made during fasting periods as its vegan and lots of people love this. Make sure to give this recipe a try and I am sure you will not regret it.

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This cake requires just few simple ingredients that you definitely have in your pantry. You can use also many other nuts in this cake like hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts etc.

This Halva cake lasts up to 6 days in the fridge covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container.

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Greek Halva

Preparation Time:

30 Minutes

Cooking Time:

-

Total Time:

30 Minutes

Serves:

10

Level of Difficulty:

Easy

Description

One of my favourite Vegan traditional Greek Desserts is this Homemade Halva recipe. Its a very simple dessert to make but super delicious and so meaningful to the greek culture.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2 cups semolina (I used thin but you can use 1 cup thick + 1 cup thin)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200gr almonds crushed

Instructions

  1. In a large pot add your oil and semolina. You need to cook the mixture for 6-7 minutes until golden colour. (Mix regularly)
  2. Then add in your sugar, orange zest, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla & water. Mix until combined.
  3. Then cook the mixture until it thickens and you cannot mix it anymore. (about 5-10 minutes)
  4. Then fold in the mixture your almonds.
  5. Pour the mixture in a silicone mould and chill for at least 2 hours. When you remove it from the form dust on top some more cinnamon.

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