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Greek Halva (a Semolina Pudding)

Greek Halva (a Semolina Pudding)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 10

Total Time : 30


Serves 18

  • 1cup olive oil

  • 2cups ground semolina

  • 2 1⁄2 cups sugar (or less)

  • 4cups water (hot)

  • 1cup raisins (optional) or 1 cup nuts (optional)

  • 1teaspoon cinnamon


  • 01

    Brown the semolina in the oil on medium - high heat stirring continuously for 3 minutes.

  • 02

    Add the sugar, the nuts (if using) and continue stirring for another 4 minutes.

  • 03

    When the semolina has taken a brown colour add the hot water. (Be careful, there are bubbles and steam!)

  • 04

    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.

  • 05

    Spoon into a bundt pan, on in small bowls and unmol onto a platter on onto individuals plates.

  • 06

    Sprinkle with more nuts and cinnamon.



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