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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Semolina Helva with Ice Cream

(Dondurmali Irmik Helvasi)

<br />Semolina Helva with Ice Cream
1 cup Turkish semolina flour
2 tbsp pine nuts
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 cups water

Pistachio, crushed

Saute the semolina and pine nuts with butter at medium-low heat until golden brown in a medium sized pot, constantly stirring.

Add the sugar, stir. Pour the water into the pot while stirring with a wooden spoon. Stir occasionally until the mixture of the right consistency. Turn the heat off. Cover and let the Helva stand for 1 minute.

Place the helva in a serving dish. Make a hole middle of it. Spoon out the ice ream in it. Sprinkle some pistachio and cinnamon on the top. Serve immediately while still warm.

You may also serve the Semolina Helva with Ice Cream in this way, too: Divide the helva into the small bowls or tea cups. Leave a space for the ice cream in the middle of the cups. Place the ice cream in the middle part. Turn the bowl upside down. Sprinkle some cinnamon and pistachio over the tops. Serve immediately as the ice cream will dissolve rapidly due to the high temperature of the helva.



At 5:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello! Can I use milk instead of water?to make irmik helva?

At 7:20 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Yes, you can:) I always use half water and half milk to make basic Semolina Dessert (Helva). But I preferred not to use milk in this recipe because it is supposed to be served with ice cream which is made with milk, or like Semolina Helva with Cheese which also contains milk:)

At 5:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binnur! Do you know irmik with fruits? Recently Ive made such cake.

At 7:57 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Yes, I have a few meyveli irmik tatlisi recipes and I have not posted
any of them, yet. Hopefully, soon:)


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