Homemade Semolina Dessert (Greek Halvas)

A while back I received a few emails from fellow bloggers πŸ™‚ that were interested in finding out if there was a greek cake that did not have any almonds or fruits. πŸ™‚Β  So here it is the Semolina Cake otherwise known as Halvas.Β  It is purely made from Semolina, Olive Oil, Sugar and Cinnamon…and a bit of Lemon.

A completely different taste than the usually cakes because the intensity of the Semolina just stands out when taking a bite.Β  If you enjoy trying out new tastes try this dessert you might just love it.Β  πŸ™‚

Ingredients:

2Β  cups Semolina

2 cup Sugar

1 Cinnamon Stick

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1 Lemon Peel

1 cup Olive Oil

 

Preparation:

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To make this dessert you will need 2 sauce pots.Β  In one add in the lemon peel and the cinnamon stick.

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In the other add the Olive Oil.

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Add 3 cups water and teaspoon of cinnamon powder, sugar and boil at low heat.

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Add gradually the Semolina into the pot where the Olive Oil is heating at low heat. Stir continuously with a wooden spoon until Semolina has turned golden brown.Β  Very carefully start and very slowly start to pour the syrup into the Semolina.Β  This tends to splatter when you pour the syrup into the Semolina so be careful.

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I like to use a bundt form but you can use whatever you like.Β  In a baking pan add 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon powder and 1 tablespoon of Sugar.Β  Transfer the mixture in the baking pan and let it cool.

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Turn over on a platter or a dish and top it off with more Cinnamon.Β  πŸ™‚

Kali Orexei!!!Β  πŸ™‚

 

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Ben Aqiba says:

    That looks gorgeous . I am sure that is great

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you Ben πŸ™‚

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  2. jyo says:

    A great recipe with semolina…looks yumm Sophie ❣

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thanks Jyo 😊

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  3. eivannoni says:

    Sounds great! At what temp do you bake it?

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    1. eivannoni says:

      Wait sorry, do you not bake- just cook on stove and let cool? wow

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      1. foodzesty says:

        Hi no baking involved just stove top cooking 😊

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  4. That must be yummy! We have a similar way of preparing it in Switzerland.πŸ˜‹πŸ˜Š

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Really now I am curious what is the name of the recipe?

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      1. Lol, We just call it “Griesskoepfli” which means Semolina head. I know sounds weird. We cook it in milk and water, salt, sugar, then pour it into a bowl or cups (head formπŸ˜„), let cool…same steps like you do. We serve it with berry syrup or cinnamon/sugar…πŸ˜‹πŸ˜Š

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      2. foodzesty says:

        Hi Ursula I will absolutely check it out. Thank you πŸ™‚

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  5. Greedyeats -Neha says:

    That sounds absolutely healthy with all that semolina and olive oil. Looks yummy too! πŸ™‚

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Yes, it is and thank you!!! I tried following you on twitter but there seems to be an problem. Look at your account settings πŸ™‚ Sophie

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      1. Greedyeats -Neha says:

        Hi Sophie! I checked but didn’t find anything there. And guess we both are connected on twitter now. πŸ™‚

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      2. foodzesty says:

        Hi yes we are connected πŸ™‚

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  6. Hello Sophie! πŸ™‚ It looks very delicious!

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you it is quite good to eat πŸ™‚

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  7. Megala says:

    This looks absolutely delicious ! It is quite interesting that we do make something similar (replacing cinnamon with cardamom) and is known as sooji halwa !! πŸ™‚

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