Wonderful Khalva or Halva: Kinda a Russian Taste Treat…

Russian Khalva comes originally from Middle East and is especially popular in Kazakhstan. It is made of walnuts or sunflower seeds and rich syrup. Excellent addition to your gourmet knowledge! Halva (халва) is used in Russia as a traditional dessert. Sometimes Russian children are given halva as candy…

I know that on visits to Russian homes, this is a favorite with many people. There is as always a thousand ways to make it, but this seems to get the job done. So try this delicious recipe for a traditional dessert today…

Ingredients:
480ml/16fl.oz. Milk
4 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Cornstarch
100g/4oz shelled Walnut Halves
8 tbsp Butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 200 C or about 400 F…

Place most of the milk in a saucepan together with the sugar heat over a medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved…

In a small bowl mix the remaining cold milk with the cornstarch until it forms a smooth running paste then pour into the hot milk-sugar mixture, bring to a boil stirring constantly and continue to cook until the mixture thickens to a custard-like consistency. Remove from the heat and set aside… (Remember cornstarch into cold not hot to dissolve…)

Place the walnuts and the melted butter in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly until they are completely coated…

Spread them out in a shallow baking dish and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes turning frequently, until they are well browned…

Pour the custard evenly over the browned nuts, cover with aluminum foil, and continue to bake for a further 15 or 20 minutes, until the custard is thick and or solid like. Many like it syrupy and pour it over ice cream and fruit. Others like it hard almost and taffy like…

Serve immediately…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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