Greek Semolina Halva

This vegan Greek halva dessert is a Lenten classic in Greece, but it's also a perfect recipe for those with dietary requirements right through the year!

what you'll need
  • 230 ml sunflower oil
  • 350 g semolina
  • 600 g brown sugar
  • 945 ml water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 40 g raisins
  • zest of one lemon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
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step 1

In a deep non-stick pot add the sunflower oil and sauté the semolina for 8 minutes over medium to low heat.

step 2

Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until it becomes golden brown. Be careful, semolina burns easily.

step 3

Continue by adding the sugar, water, cinnamon, cloves, raisins and lemon zest and keep stirring in medium to low heat.

step 4

After approximately 10 minutes, the mixture will thicken.

step 5

Transfer the mixture to a cake pan (approx. 22cm) and press it with a spoon to give it a nice shape.

step 6

Let it cool for a few hours and remove it from the cake pan. Sprinkle it with cinnamon and enjoy.

Greek Semolina Halva

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