Yiayia Marina’s Casserole Halva
- 2 cups Mitsides Semolina
- 1 cup blanched almonds, chopped
- 2 cups sugar
- 4½ cups water
- 2-3 cinnamon sticks
- 1¼ cups peanut oil
Firstly, prepare the syrup. In a medium sized saucepan add the sugar, water and cinnamon sticks. Let them boil for 2-3 minutes and then turn the heat off. Let the syrup cool completely.
In a large pan, heat the peanut oil and add the almonds. Fry the almonds until golden brown. Lower the heat and add the semolina. Let it cook for 2 minutes stirring continuously until fragrant and then start adding the syrup little by little. Continue stirring while the mixture is boiling and is starting to thicken. When it has thickened enough, place it in a pyrex and spread evenly down with a spoon. Let it cool at room temperature and serve.