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Semolina and Almond Cake (Halvas)

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Semolina and Almond Cake (Halvas)
Ingredients Needed For Semolina and Almond Cake (Halvas)
Serves 8 persons!


Directions To Prepare Semolina and Almond Cake (Halvas)
The traditional golden formula for halva is counting 1, 2, 3, 4. What this means is 1 cup olive oil, 2 cups coarse semolina, 3 cups Sugar and 4 of water. Nowadays, people reduce the amount of Sugar from 3 to 2 cups and also instead of olive oil they may use sunflower seed oil. You will also need 100 gr. blanched almonds and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon for sprinkling on top.
Put the oil in a large saucepan on a medium heat and when it is almost smoking hot gradually add the semolina, stirring continuously until it turns light brown. Reduce the heat, add the almonds and brown together, stirring - it is a matter of taste how brown you will let it get. In the meantime, dilute 2 cups of Sugar in the water and boil for 3-4 minutes. Withdraw the semolina from the heat, and add the hot syrup while stirring. Return to a gentle heat and keep stirring until the mixture looks smooth. When almost all the moisture has been absorbed add the remaining Sugar. Cover the halva with a clean tea towel and let it stand for 10 minutes to absorb moisture. Empty it into a fluted mould or a cake tin, and when cold unmould onto a platter and dust all over with cinnamon.




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