Posted by Selcen Koca Sari on Mar - 24 - 2014 under Desserts, Featured
  • 2 cups semolina
  • 125 grams (0.275 pounds) butter or margarine
  • ¼ cups olive oil
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 ½ cups hot water
  • 40 grams (0.08 pounds) pine nut
Turkish Semolina Halva
ready in 65 mins Serving: 8 people
About Turkish Semolina Halva:

This halva was first discovered in Ottoman era and today it is a part of Turkish dessert cuisine. Although its recipe is vary depending on personal tastes, this recipe is about its simplest form. I only used pine nuts for it’s garnishing, but some people like it with some ice cream on it too. I am going to share some other recipes of this halva on following weeks. Wait for my halva recipes!

Turkish semolina halva ingredients Turkish semolina halva Turkish semolina halva making

  1. A pot

  2. A stirring spoon

  3. A deep bowl

  4. Paper towel

  1. 1

    Add the granulated sugar into the bowl and pour the hot water. Stir until the granulated sugar melts.

  2. 2

    Add the butter (or margarine) and olive oil into the pot and heat. Wait until the butter melts. Then add the semolina and saute for 30-35 minutes on medium heat and stir constantly.

  3. 3

    Add the pine nuts 20 minutes later from the beginning of sauting.

  4. 4

    When the semolina turns pink pour the mix with sugar.

  5. 5

    Set to high heat and cover the pot. Cook until the semolina absorbs its water. But stir for a few times in order to make the water spread equally. This will take your 5-10 minutes.

  6. 6

    Turn off the stove when all the water is absorbed. Place the paper towel under the lid of the pot and cover well. Set aside for 15 minutes.

  7. 7

    You may serve hot or cold and you may sprinkle some cinnamon onto it if you wish.

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