Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
This sweet is one of the most famous sweets in Iraq. It has a great taste, simple and it's made by women in their home and not sold in bakeries. Most home-made sweets in Iraq are poured in small flat round plates (1 plate for a person) and eaten with a spoon, or you can pour it in a big plate and everyone have their share of it.
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1 cup corn oil (I prefer corn oil) or 1 cup sunflower oil (I prefer corn oil)
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- Sugar syrup: Put sugar and water in a small saucepan on medium heat.
- Stir mixture until sugar dissolves.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and let it boil for about 2 minutes; set aside.
- Halawa: Put all the halawa ingredient in a medium saucepan and put it on medium heat.
- Stir the mix non-stop with a wooden spoon (be careful that the mix is easily burned if not stirred continuously) until it becomes light brown in color (like color of caramels).
- (When the mix color begins to darken, lower the heat as you continue stirring).
- When the mix is light brown in color, remove from heat, pour the sugar syrup over the halawa mix (the mix will bubble).
- Wait for about 2-3 seconds and stir the halawa with the spoon to blend well.
- Pour in individual flat plates or one big plate.
- Set aside to cool and then serve.