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Irmik Helvasi (Turkish Semolina Halva)

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"Irmik Helvasi (semolina halva) is a traditional Turkish recipe for a classic dessert of halva made from semolina flour. Serve with cinnamon sprinkled on top if desired. This dish can be served warm or cold."
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55 m servings 497 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Combine water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring syrup to a boil.
  2. Melt butter in a separate saucepan over medium-low heat, about 5 minutes. Add semolina and pine nuts. Cook, stirring continuously, until golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Pour syrup carefully over the semolina mixture. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until nicely thickened, about 5 minutes. Let rest for 15 minutes. Divide halva over several small dishes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 497 calories; 33.6 g fat; 50.8 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g protein; 81 mg cholesterol; 221 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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