• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy
This recipe is best with
Anchor Unsalted Butter

Recipe Ingredient

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 2 cups semolina
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp slivered almonds


  1. Heat butter in pan. Add semolina and almonds. Cook, stirring constantly for about five minutes or until semolina is lightly browned. Remove pan from heat.
  2. Put water and sugar in a separate pan, stirring over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Stop stirring and bring syrup to a boil.
  3. Gradually stir hot syrup into semolina mixture. Add cinnamon powder and stir over low heat until mixture is smooth and bubbling. Stir for two minutes.
  4. Remove from fire. Cover pan with folded tea towel before placing lid on. Stand for 15 minutes.
  5. Grease a cake pan and spread mixture evenly. Stand for five minutes. Turn halva onto serving plate. Allow to cool, then cut and serve.

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