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Pistachio and pine nut halva

Can’t seem to shake that sweet tooth? Try this lovely nut halva recipe and serve with a cup of mint tea! What is a halva, you ask? It’s a delicious Middle Eastern sweet made from sesame flour and honey. YUM!


100 ml brown sugar
150 ml milk
150 ml tahini
¼ cup pistachios, roughly chopped and toasted
¼ cup pine nuts, toasted

1. Place the sugar and milk in a small pot. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat until the mixture has reached soft-ball stage. The easiest way to do this is to drop a small amount of the sugar syrup in cold water; if the sugar forms a soft ball, you are at the right stage.
2. Add the tahini to the sugar, but do not stir. Leave to stand for about 2 minutes, then beat with a spatula until well incorporated. Stir in the nuts.
3. Pour into a greased tin and leave to set. Slice and serve.

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