Monday, 2 June 2014

Orange Scented Semolina Halwa with Toasted Almonds!

1 cup vegetable oil

2 cups coarse semolina
1 1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup honey
4 cups water
1/ 2 cup coarsely chopped almonds
zest from 1 orange 
1 cinnamon stick

1. In a large sauce pan pour the water, sugar, honey, cinnamon stick and orange zest. Stir well until  sugar is dissolved and boil for 5 minutes or so .
2. In a deep frying pan, heat the olive oil and add the semolina stirring continuously for 3-4 minutes untli it becomes light brown. Then add the chopped almonds and continue stirring until the become dark brown.
3. Remove the pan from the heat and while stirring add carefully the syrup. You should be very careful because the semolina starts to boil and it may burn you. Move the pan to the heat again and stir until the semolina mix pulls away fro the bottom of the pan.
4. Remove the pan from the heat and cover it with a clean towel to absorb the moisture and set aside for 10 minutes.

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