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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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring syrup to a boil.

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  • 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.

  • 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

497 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 50.8g; fat 33.6g; cholesterol 81.3mg; sodium 221.1mg. Full Nutrition
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