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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

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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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Comments (22)

  • Ben Aqiba 10 months ago β€” Reply

    That looks gorgeous . I am sure that is great

    foodzesty 10 months ago β€” Reply

    Thank you Ben πŸ™‚

  • jyo 10 months ago β€” Reply

    A great recipe with semolina…looks yumm Sophie ❣

    foodzesty 10 months ago β€” Reply

    Thanks Jyo 😊

  • eivannoni 10 months ago β€” Reply

    Sounds great! At what temp do you bake it?

    eivannoni 10 months ago β€” Reply

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

    foodzesty 10 months ago

    Hi no baking involved just stove top cooking 😊

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

    foodzesty 10 months ago β€” Reply

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

    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

    foodzesty 10 months ago

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

  • Greedyeats -Neha 10 months ago β€” Reply

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

    foodzesty 10 months ago β€” Reply

    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

    Greedyeats -Neha 10 months ago

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

    foodzesty 10 months ago

    Hi yes we are connected πŸ™‚

  • Hello Sophie! πŸ™‚ It looks very delicious!

    foodzesty 10 months ago β€” Reply

    Thank you it is quite good to eat πŸ™‚

    I can imagine! πŸ™‚

  • Megala 10 months ago β€” Reply

    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™‚

  • Krishna Chaitanya 10 months ago β€” Reply

    Thank you so much for these recipes. It looks quite delicious.

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  • orlando788 10 months ago β€” Reply

    Yumm!

    foodzesty 10 months ago β€” Reply

    Thank you πŸ™‚

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