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Greek Homemade Halva ©

February 25, 2017

Clean Monday Lunch! Have a great weekend!

What's Cooking In Jane's Kitchen

This is a delicious recipe and a great favourite during lent. Every home has its own special recipe and it makes a delicious end to a meal.

This is for Stefania T, who loves homemade halva!

Greek Homemade Halva ©

10-12 persons

3/4 hour to prepare


3 cups of Semolina

1 cup olive oil

3 cups white sugar

6 cups water

1 stick of cinnamon

1/2 Almonds

Powdered cinnamon


1. Place almonds in saucepan cover with water, bring to the boil and boil for two minutes.

2. Pour almonds into sieve and place in bowl to cool. Once cool enough to handle, using fingers, push almonds out of their skins.

3. Pat almonds dry with kitchen paper.

4. Oil frying pan and roast almonds lightly. Reserve for later. ( You can also add a few ground almonds to Semolina.)

5. Measure out water, into saucepan, add sugar and a stick of cinnamon. Bring to…

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