Halva was always on the kitchen counter growing up in my Greek home. It's yummy, healthy and so easy to make.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Syrup:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch cake pan.

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  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Mix in semolina and almonds.

  • Combine 1 cup sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating batter briefly between each addition. Stir in lemon zest.

  • Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

  • Combine water, 3 cups sugar, cloves, and cinnamon in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves into a syrup. Pour syrup over cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Let cake cool, about 30 minutes. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

677 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 110.2g; fat 25.7g; cholesterol 117.3mg; sodium 236.5mg. Full Nutrition
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