This is without doubt one of the simplest treats you can prepare, and the taste is phenomenal. Halva is a traditional dessert that is very popular in the Middle East, Greece and Israel and is usually made of sesame and sugar mixture. To avoid the enormous content of refined sugar in the store bought halva we suggest to prepare it at home.
Here’s how to prepare homemade halva of coconut and sesame.
Homemade Coconut Sesame Halva Recipe
This homemade halva contains unsaturated fatty acids, so it is preventively useful against cardiovascular diseases. From vitamins, it has vitamins from the B group such as thiamine, pyridoxine, niacin, riboflavin and folic acid. It also contains minerals like copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, selenium, zinc and phosphorus. It also contains a high amount of dietary fiber and vitamin E, so it acts on the vitality and slows down aging. The mix of coconut and sesame is a great natural source of energy and health.
The smell and taste of this blend are very exceptional and yummy.
For this recipe you will need:
– 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
– 4 tablespoons of honey
– 65 grams sesame seeds (raw)
– 96 grams of shredded coconut (without sugar)
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
First, put all of the ingredients in a blender, switch it on and let it work until the ingredients are completely united. Occasionally turn off the blender to scrape the sticky paste that has caught on the sides of the blender’s knifes. Next, line a piece of baking paper on a pan and pour the sticky blend into it. Using a knife, smooth and straighten the paste into the pan.
Store it in a fridge, and then cut it into large cubes. Serve them with a cup of fresh brewed unsweetened black coffee or tea.
Reference: Sesame & Coconut Halva :: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free
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