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

Heat the sunflower oil in a deep non-stick pot, then lightly sauté the semolina over medium to low heat for 8 minutes.

step 2

Carefully stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture turns to a golden brown hue. Take caution, semolina can easily become overcooked and charred!

step 3

Subsequently, add the sugar, water, cinnamon, cloves, raisins and lemon zest to the mixture while stirring continuously on medium-low heat.

step 4

After about 10 minutes, the mixture will begin to firm up.

step 5

Carefully transfer the mixture to an approximately 22cm cake pan and use a spoon to create your desired shape.

step 6

Allow it to cool for a few hours, then carefully remove the cake from the pan. Top with cinnamon and indulge in its deliciousness!

Greek Semolina Halva

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