SEMOLINA DESSERT – NO SUGAR!

It is also called as Semolina halva.

Originally, it is made with semolina, butter, sugar and pine nuts. However, I decided not to put oil and instead of sugar, I added pekmez (which is a thick syrup made by boiling down grape juice). If you don’t have it, you can use any syrup which will give sweet taste. You can also add sugar too.

Ingredient:

  • 1 mug semolina flour
  • 2 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar/1/2 glass of pekmez
  • 1/2 glass of water

Preparation :

  • Merge pekmez and water in one glass (or add sugar into hot water).
  • Put olive oil and pine nuts into pan and then stir the pine nuts on low heat until their color becomes golden.
  • Add semolina and cook over a very low heat, stirring all the time until the color becomes dark golden brown.
  • Add syrup very slowly into pan and while stirring.
  • Mix them and stir continuously until the water is absorbed.
  • Turn the heat off.
  • Allow the dessert to come to room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Put them into plates and enjoy !