Monday, December 13, 2010

Incredibly Easy Marbled Halva

Well, I'm back to blogging after a busy weekend! I had a great time at our girls night gingerbread decorating party! Check out what we made!



Yup, that's a kitty manger. My friend Nora is using this kitty manger scene as a raffle item to raise money for the feral cats in our area. It turned out so cute!


I also had another craft fair on Sunday. It went pretty well, although it wasn't very busy. It sure felt Christmasy though, and I bought some fun stuff! Um, I also could have spent about as much as I made, but let's just forget about that one! ;)


Today Ben took out a huge tree on our property with his tractor, and I helped him clean up the brush. 

Then I came inside and snuggled with the dogs as I wrote our Christmas cards. I'm feeling a bit tired tonight, so I'm posting a super easy candy recipe.

Have you guys ever had halva? It's very much like fudge, but made with tahini as the base. There aren't many ingredients, but it sure tastes good! If you like tahini, that is. This was something new for me, and I'm so glad I tried it!

Marbled Halva (from the Uprisings baking book)
Makes about 2 lbs. Mix in two batches
Light:
7/8 cup dry milk
1/3 cup honey
3/4 cup tahini

Dark: 
1/2 cup dry milk
1/3 cup carob powder (I used cocoa powder)
1/3 cup honey
3/4 cup tahini

Mix each batch in it's own bowl. It comes together quickly and easily. It should form a very soft playdough type ball. 

Set one batch on top of the other and knead for a short time, until two colors are marbled together.

 Press into an 8" pan and chill overnight. 

Cut into cubes and enjoy! Store in the fridge.

I was bad and didn't take any good pictures of my finished halva. You can see it there on the left. I loved this stuff so much! I think I need to make it every year now!

That's it for tonight folks! I'll be back tomorrow with a recipe for a great savory party treat! Cream cheese dough with a couple different fillings. Perfect for any pot luck or party! Goodnight!

4 comments:

  1. i've never tried halva before, but it looks so easy to make and i'm always up for any baked good/dessert that's gluten free. thanks!

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  2. I love halva! But I never knew what went into making it! I think I might just have to try making some now, yours looks delicious!

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  3. Nope, I've never had halva, but after reading this I really think it is something that might like. Nicely done!

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  4. I love halwa. But this is like the most delicious halwa. It sounds so simple to make. What a great recipe :)

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