Grandma's Greek Halva with pistachios and cardamom

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“When I was a boy I could stop eating this halva. I love it because it is simple, aromatic and full of taste.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
1
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
1000 l water
450 g brown sugar
3 cloves cardamon
cinnamon stick
2 g vanilla sugar
3 slices orange peels
500 g semolina
50 g chopped pistachios
Orange zest
200 ml olive oil
1000 ml golden syrup
5 g ground cinnamon
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • pot
  • pan
  • 2 nonstick pans
  • 2 whisks
  • cake pan
  • Step 1/7

    Fist step is to prepare the syrup. In my opinion this is the most imprtant step, because the syrup has all the aromas and flavours. Add water in a pot and add the all the ingredients. boil for approximately 10 min. Take the pot aside. Remove the Orange peels, cardamom cloves and cinnamon stick from the pot.
    • 1000 l water
    • 450 g brown sugar
    • 3 cloves cardamon
    • cinnamon stick
    • 2 g vanilla sugar
    • 3 slices orange peels
    • pot

    Fist step is to prepare the syrup. In my opinion this is the most imprtant step, because the syrup has all the aromas and flavours. Add water in a pot and add the all the ingredients. boil for approximately 10 min. Take the pot aside. Remove the Orange peels, cardamom cloves and cinnamon stick from the pot.

  • Step 2/7

    Heat olive oil in a nonstick pan.
    • 200 ml olive oil
    • pan

    Heat olive oil in a nonstick pan.

  • Step 3/7

    Add semolina and cook for approximately 5-7 min until golden. Stir frequently.
    • 500 g semolina
    • nonstick pan
    • whisk

    Add semolina and cook for approximately 5-7 min until golden. Stir frequently.

  • Step 4/7

    Add pistachios and orange zest. Stir for 2 min.
    • 50 g chopped pistachios
    • Orange zest
    • nonstick pan
    • whisk

    Add pistachios and orange zest. Stir for 2 min.

  • Step 5/7

    Add little bit of syrup and stir frequently. Use this method until all the syrup is added. Do not forget to stir!!! After the syrup is added let it rest aside for 1 min.
    • 1000 ml golden syrup

    Add little bit of syrup and stir frequently. Use this method until all the syrup is added. Do not forget to stir!!! After the syrup is added let it rest aside for 1 min.

  • Step 6/7

    Add the mixture to a cake pan. Let it cool a few our.
    • cake pan

    Add the mixture to a cake pan. Let it cool a few our.

  • Step 7/7

    Top with ground cinnamon. Enjoy😁😁😁!!!

    Top with ground cinnamon. Enjoy😁😁😁!!!