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Halva

Halva

3 Cups Flour 1/4 Tsp Zafran (Saffran) 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder 1/2 Tsp Ginger Powder 3/4 Cup Sugar 1 Cup Oil 1/2 Tsp Cardamom 2 Tbsp Rose Water 1 oz (28g) Butter PREPARATIONS: 1- Soak the Zafran (saffron) in boiling water for 30 Minutes. DIRECTIONS: 1- Pour 3/4 cup sugar in a pot. 2- Add 1 cup boiling water, the cardamom and the rose water to the pot, and stir. 3- Bring the mixture to boil over medium heat and let it simmer for 10 Minutes. 4- pour 3 cups flour in a large pot and heat the pot over low heat, keep stirring the flour until it becomes darker. Note: It is important to keep stirring so the heat spreads across the flour evenly and avoids burning. 5- Sift the heat flour in a colander and pour it back into the pot. 6- Add the butter, stir and then add 1 cup oil and mix thoroughly. Note:The mixture should look like the one shown in the video, if it's looser or harder, adjust with adding more flour or oil. 7- Heat the mixture over low heat, keep stirring until the mixture changes it's color to light brown or brown (as preferred). 8- Pour the Zafran in a small cup and cocoa powder and ginger powder in separate cups. 9- Add the (Sugar, rose water, cardamom) mixture to each cup and mix thoroughly. 10- Divide the flour mixture in 3 separate bowls and apply each flavor mixture from the previous step to each bowl and mix until the mixture looks like a soft dough. 11- Spread and stack the doughs on top of each other. 12- Cut it in any shape you would like.

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Halva Calories and Nutrition Values

Halva Calories and Nutrition Values

Halva (halva: sweet) main ingredient is flour. Halva is served across the world in different flavors, but something that separates Persian halva with the rest is the use of rose water. 3.5 ounces (101 grams) of halva has 512 calories. Halva is low in sodium.

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 Bow tie pastry or Shirini e papioni recipe
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  BOW TIE PASTRY

 "Shirini e Papioni"

PREPARATIONS:

1- None.

DIRECTIONS:

1-Roll the doug into 2 x 1 ft rectangle thin sheet.
2- Cut into smaller 1 x 2 inches (2.5 x 5 cm).
3- Twist the slices from the center (as shown in the video)
4- Place the batter into a floured cookware.
5- Preheat the oven to 350º F (176º C) and bake for 20 or until golden.
6- let the cookies cool down
7- Dust the cookies with sugar powder to cover the surface.
8- Shake the cookies to rid of excessive sugar powder.

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