Irmik Helvasi (Turkish Semolina Halva)
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Ready in 55 mins
- 5 cups of water
- 3 cups white sugar
- 2 cups of butter
- 2 ½ cups of semolina flour
- ½ cup pine nuts optional
- Combine water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring syrup to a boil.
- Melt butter in a separate saucepan over medium-low heat, about 5 minutes. Add semolina and pine nuts. Cook, stirring continuously, until golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes.
- Pour syrup carefully over the semolina mixture. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until nicely thickened, about 5 minutes. Let rest for 15 minutes. Divide halva over several small dishes.