Traditional Semolina Halva
The traditional semolina halva is a Greek dessert that is widely known from other eastern countries. Traditional semolina halva is one of our favorite sweets and is never missing from the fasting table on Holy Monday, which heralds the coming of the Orthodox Easter!
Semolina halva is the perfect accompaniment to tea or coffee. And of course, it is the perfect dessert to end a nice meal. If you are looking for a dessert for your Sunday table, this is the opportunity to make semolina halva.
Those you serve it to will never forget it!
Our mother makes the most delicious semolina halva with only 4 basic ingredients (extra virgin olive oil Apirooil, semolina, sugar and water). Because we love to pass on our traditions, and therefore our recipes, here is the recipe:
What you will need:
• 500 gr semolina course
• 60 gr almonds
• 900 gr white sugar
• 1.3 liters of water
• 2 cinnamon sticks
• 2 vanilla sticks
• 300 ml Apirooil extra virgin olive oil Apirooil
• some cinnamon powder for garnish
Start by preparing the syrup. To do this, put the water, sugar and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan and boil everything for about five minutes over medium heat.
Add the semolina and mix all the ingredients slowly with a wooden spoon. The halva should not stick to the bottom of the pot!!! At the end the semolina should have a nice golden color. When the semolina is the desired color, add the hot syrup to the pot with the help of a large spoon and continue stirring until you have an even mixture.
At this stage you must be very careful not to burn yourself, as it may splatter when you add the syrup to the boiling halva. It is best to wear oven gloves when doing this.
Stir in the almonds well and now pour everything into a round cake pan with a diameter of 28 mm.
Set the mold aside to cool down. Once it is cold, turn it out with the help of a plate, cut it into pieces and serve on a dessert plate.
Sprinkle some cinnamon on top and you're done. Enjoy this sweet delicacy.
30 minutes | 8 persons