Saffron-Pistachio Semolina Helva (Irmik Helvasi)

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 3 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In small bowl, soak saffron in 2 tbsp hot milk for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat small skillet over medium then toast pistachios, shaking pan, until fragrant, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Place nuts on paper towels or clean tea towel; cover and rub to remove skins, if desired.
  • In small saucepan over low heat, dissolve sugar in 2 cups milk. Keep warm.
  • In medium saucepan, melt butter over low, add semolina and cook, stirring often, until lightly toasted, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Stir saffron milk into sugared milk. Stir into semolina. Remove pan from heat. Cover; let stand 15 minutes. Stir in pistachios.
  • Makes 3 cups for 6 servings.
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