Halvah Shortbread

"What can be better than shortbread with spiced tea or Turkish coffee? This is an untried recipe from Moosewood Collective that I am posting for Zaar World Tour 2005."
 
Halvah Shortbread created by Dienia B.
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40mins
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directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • With a food processor, or by hand, cream the butter with the tahini.
  • Add the salt and brown sugar. Blend until smooth.
  • Sprinkle in the flour, blending well.
  • Mix in the chopped nuts. The dough will be very stiff.
  • Lightly butter 2 7-inch pie plates or shallow baking pans.
  • Press the dough to evenly cover the bottom and sides of the pie plates so that the thickness is not more than 1/4 inch.
  • Press a few whole nuts into the surface to decorate.
  • Bake the shortbread for 15 minutes and then check it frequently, every couple of minutes, and remove it from the oven as soon as the edges are golden brown.
  • Be careful not to overbake.
  • While it's still warm, cut each shortbread into 8 or 10 wedges in the pan; don't wait until it's cool or it will crumble.
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  1. Hey Em
    I always wanted to make my own halvah because all the brands in the supermarket have trans fats. I found this recipe in My Sundays at Moosewood cookbook (great book by the way). It's such an easy recipe that only takes a few minutes to make. Halvah is so good after dinner when you crave something sweet. Sure to satisfy!!
     
  2. Aunt Cookie
    Buttery and delicious! I love this shortbread with a cup of strong coffee. It is a little bit delicate and crumbly, and it melts in your mouth. Yum!
     
  3. Dienia B.
    Halvah Shortbread Created by Dienia B.
  4. Dienia B.
    would be greatunder peanut pie .
     
  5. MsBindy
    What can be better than shortbread with spiced tea or Turkish coffee? This is an untried recipe from Moosewood Collective that I am posting for Zaar World Tour 2005.
     
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