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Default Traditional Semolina Halva

hey guys! It's been a while! I am going for a visit to my relatives so I made a traditional semolina Halva to take with me. I thought I would post the recipe, it's delicious and very easy!

Ingredients: (very easy to remember)
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups coarse semolina
3 cups sugar (I personally put 2+)
4 cups of water

Additionally
1 big handfull almonds/walnuts/raisins/pistacchios (or a combination of them )
cinnamon powder
few drops of lemon juice


Place water, sugar, cinnamon powder and lemon drops in a big pan and let them boil for 5 minutes (or until the sugar is dissolved)
In a small pot add the oil and when it is hot pour in the semolina. Reduce the heat to medium and using a wooden spoon stir constantly. The semolina will gradually start turning gold and then darker and darker until it burns. The colour really is matter of taste: the darker the halva the heavier the taste. I personally prefer it medium gold. Towards the end of the cooking time add the nuts and let them toast a little bit.
Then you have to pour the semolina into the syrup really quickly. Be careful, it will bubble and spatter so you have to stir it with the wooden spoon really quickly. In the meantime, the halva is starting to thicken. The final consistency should be that of a runny dough. Remove from the heat.
Pour the halva into your pan of choice (you can use a bundt pan, or a loaf pan or even serve it in individual bowls) and let it cool a little bit before serving. You can dust it with some extra cinnamon if you want and decorate with almond slivers.
Enjoy!
It will look like this when it cools down.

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Sounds delicious, your traditional dessert also seems similar to pudding and I'm seriously thinking of giving it a try for this weekend. I'll have to replace the raisins (not a fan of them) maybe with some hazelnuts which I love.

Thanks for sharing the recipe, Despina and have a good time with your family!
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Oh my goodness, that just sounds soooo delicious! I wonder what it looks like when you cut into it?
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This sounds yummy for sure! Thanks for sharing Despina!
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Sounds delicious, your traditional dessert also seems similar to pudding and I'm seriously thinking of giving it a try for this weekend. I'll have to replace the raisins (not a fan of them) maybe with some hazelnuts which I love.

Thanks for sharing the recipe, Despina and have a good time with your family!
Thank you Ana! It's a very tasty dessert and I don't know anyone here who doesn't like it! It's very easy to make and a perfect suggestion when you have guests or you have to go on a visit! Oh, I don't like raisins either! I hope you like it!

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Oh my goodness, that just sounds soooo delicious! I wonder what it looks like when you cut into it?
Thank you Dee! I'll find a picture on how it looks like when cut and I'll post it for you! It's delicious and I hope you like it- if you try it

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This sounds yummy for sure! Thanks for sharing Despina!
Thank you Lindsey! It's very nice! No Halva left from yesterday! I hope you like it!
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Here's mine, I put some chocolate glaze on top

And this is how it looks like when cut, Dee:

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Oh my, Despina yours looks even better!! I must try this out!
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This looks yummy Despina. I think ill try and make it through the week but can we get semolina in Australia?
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Thank you Ana and Lyn! Everyone's eyes were on the dessert yesterday!
Lyn I don't know maybe in a grocery shop you can find semolina. Here I can find it in supermarkets, grocery shops, almost everywhere! In fact, there are two semolina types here and I make Halva with the "big" type.
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I can see why everyone loves your cake my mouth is watering just looking at it I want to jump into my iPad and cut a piece of your cake and try it along with hot chocolate.... Sigh guess I'll have to make it to try it...
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