Greek Halva (A Semolina Pudding)

Total Time
20 mins
10 mins

This is another recipe for halva, my mum's recipe. It's one of the most common desserts in Greece and perfect for a lent. You can add in it raisins, almonds, pecan, pine nuts, its up to you!

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  1. Brown the semolina in the oil on medium - high heat stirring continuously for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the sugar, the nuts (if using) and continue stirring for another 4 minutes.
  3. When the semolina has taken a brown colour add the hot water. (Be careful, there are bubbles and steam!)
  4. Turn the heat down and continue stirring until the mixture is very thick and its pulls away from the sides of the pan as stirring.
  5. Spoon into a bundt pan, on in small bowls and unmol onto a platter on onto individuals plates.
  6. Sprinkle with more nuts and cinnamon.