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  • Serves: 36 Servings

Baked Halvah

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • Brandied Sugar Syrup; see
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  • 1 c Unsalted butter; softened
  • Plus butter for baking dish
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 c Farina
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract
  • 1 c Pine nuts


Prepare syrup; cool to room temperature. In a large bowl beat the 1 cup
butter with a wooden spoon until creamy. Add sugar and beat until smooth;
set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Break eggs, separating whites into
a large bowl and yolks into a smaller bowl. Beat yolks until pale yellow.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, then fold in yolks. Stir farina
into butter mixture, then beat in eggs. Stir in baking powder, cinnamon,
vanilla, and pine nuts, beating to mix thoroughly. Butter a 9 by 13-inch
baking dish and pour in halvah mixture, smoothing top with a spatula. Bake
until set (about 35 minutes). Remove halvah from oven and pour cooled syrup
evenly over top. Cool to room temperature.

Serving Ideas : Cut into small diamonds or squares to serve.

NOTES : Yield: 3 dozen pieces.

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