Halva With Semolina And Walnuts

  • by XpatAthens
  • Monday, 04 March 2019
Halva With Semolina And Walnuts
A classic, homemade, quick and easy pudding that is very popular during Lent. Make sure you brown the semolina adequately to end up with this lovely cinnamon brown colour.
  • 1 cup sunflower oil
  • 2 ½ cups semolina
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 7 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • ½ cup crushed walnuts
Place the water, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice in a pot and simmer until the sugar melts. Warm the oil in a deep pot over medium heat and brown the semolina, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 6 minutes until it turns dark brown, add the walnuts. Use a ladle to pour, carefully, a little at a time, the syrup over the semolina mixture. Be careful because the mixture is very hot and bubbly. Mix well with a whisk and once you have stirred-in all of the syrup, cover and set aside for 10 minutes. Transfer into small bowls or into a cake tin and let it sit for another 10 minutes before turning over. It will crumble if its too hot! Serve with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and a nice Greek coffee!
Recipe Source: Greek Mama Chef