Taste of Cyprus Sweets Two-Coloroured halva

Two-Coloroured halva

Impress your guests with this amazing, alternative recipe of two-coloured cypriot halva!

Components
½ cup of seed oil
1/3 cup almonds grounded
1 1/3 cup of semolina
3 cups of hot water
3/4 cup of sugar
1 cup of rozewater

For the pink mixture
½ cup of seed oil
1 ½ cup of semolina
1/3 cup halepiana (Aiginis Peanuts) coarsely ground
3 cups of water
2/3 cup of sugar
½ cup of rose water
1 cup of rose syrup

Step 1
Add the seed oil in a pot and roast the almonds.

Step 2
Add the semolina and roast a little bit more.

Step 3
Pour the water, the sugar, the rose water and boil, from the time that mixture is boiled and then, boil for another 2 minutes.

Step 4
Mix the halva continuously until it thickens.

Step 5
Wet a cake mold with a hole in the middle, turn it upside down and pour the halva mixture into it.

Then prepare the pink mixture:

Step 1
Clean the cake mold, pour the seed oil and roast the semolina. Then add halepian to stir (1-2 times) and pour water, sugar, rose water and rose syrup.

Step 2
Allow the mixture to boil, lower the heat and stir for 2 minutes. Then, put the mixture in the bowl with a hole in the middle.

Step 3
Allow it to coolen and then, if you want,  put it in the refrigerator to freeze.

Step 4
However, you can enjoy halva at a room temperature instead of refrigerated.

Step 5

Unmold in a platter and enjoy!

Top Stories

FM: Turkey’s actions not conducive to Guterres’ efforts over Cyprus

Cyprus’ Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said on Tuesday that Turkey’s illegal actions undermine peace and stability in the region and are not conducive to...

State Health Services Organization confirms hiring of nurses

The State Health Services Organization confirmed today to the nurses’ trade unions that the decision for the hiring of new nurses to man Hospitals...

200,000 rapid COVID-19 tests ordered

The Health Ministry announced that 200,000 antigen rapid COVID-19 tests have been ordered within the framework of the measures taken to manage the new...

Announcement of Appointment of Directors, Principals and Senior Manager in K. Treppides & Co Ltd

The Management of K. Treppides & Co Ltd committed to develop leadership that derives from its own people, who pursue excellence in the provision...

Two Ministers, one Deputy Minister in quarantine

Minister of Transport, Communications & Works Giannis Karousos, Defense Minister Charalambos Petrides and Deputy Minister of Shipping Vasilis Demetriades have been placed in self-isolation...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...