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    Halva

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr

    Chef #397624's Note:

    Persian/Iranian desert

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Halva is a tasty dessert. To prepare it, heat oil in a frying pan until it is hot.
    2. 2
      Add flour, reduce heat and stir frequently until the mix changes colour to golden, thickens and becomes fragrant.
    3. 3
      Add sugar to one glass of water and bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Add saffron and rosewater and stir.
    5. 5
      Let flour cool slightly, then add the mix and stir well.
    6. 6
      If the mix is not thick, heat for 1-2 minutes but not longer.
    7. 7
      Serve with crushed pistachio and almond sprinkled on top.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 19, 2010

      45

      Lovely halva with lots of rose water for aroma and saffron, pistachios and almonds. The taste of oil came through and I think I would use butter next time, since it gives such nice and warm aroma to halva.

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    Nutritional Facts for Halva

    Serving Size: 1 (169 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 847.6
     
    Calories from Fat 460
    54%
    Total Fat 51.1 g
    78%
    Saturated Fat 6.6 g
    33%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 3.2 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 95.4 g
    31%
    Dietary Fiber 7.6 g
    30%
    Sugars 50.2 g
    200%
    Protein 8.5 g
    17%

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    rose water

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