This is a good recipe for halvas. I just made some tonight. I used to make halva back when I was in Athens, Greece, and the recipe my mother taught me was very similar to the one I saw here by Evelyn (instead of olive oil we used butter).
I made this for Christmas Eve at my house. It came out beautiful.
This halva recipe is excellent. Not sickly sweet [which is probably due to the milk] and very easy to make. Definitely hit the spot well and no complaints from the kids either.
Very easy and very tasty. I put 2 cups of sugar instead of 3, 3 is too sweet.
Delicious and unusual flavor and texture. I made a third of the recipe to try it. Next time will follow suggestion and use some butter in place of some of the oil. Would also make a good filling for pastry/fruit.
This is terrific. We also make semolina halwa but use clarified butter. I made this for my Son and myself this evening and we really enjoyed the difference. I cut the olive oil to 3/4 cup. Served it with sliced bananas at the side. Delicious. :) Fay