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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Flour Helva

(Un Helvasi)

Flour Helva
125 ml unsalted butter
1 cup flour
2 tbsp pine nuts

Syrup:
200 ml sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk

Cook all the syrup ingredients, put aside and let warm.

Put the butter, flour and pine nuts in a large pot. Stirring constantly, cook on medium-low heat until the colour turns to a light golden shade. Add in the warm syrup. But be very careful when you do this as it will spit. Stir until the mixture becomes doughy and leaves the edges of the pot. Turn the heat off.

Take one tablespoon of the Flour Helva and using a tablespoon (picture), give it an oval shape using the sides of the pot (picture). Place each piece on a service plate. Eat while they are still warm. Store the rest in the fridge. Flour Helva is also very tasty when cold.

This traditional Turkish dessert is very quick and easy to cook, and makes a great snack.

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