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Halva (Iranian Dessert)

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"This is almost the Iranian version of flan, but better. This tasty dessert is made with saffron, almonds, and pistachios. A must-try. This can also pe poured into a decorative mold before it has cooled."
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26 m servings 345
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Heat 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring frequently, until golden and thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool briefly.
  2. Combine water and sugar in a separate saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Stir in rose water and saffron. Add the flour mixture. Cook and stir until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes at most. Serve halva with crushed pistachios and almonds sprinkled on top.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 345 calories; 20 39.4 2.9 0 5 Full nutrition

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