Halva bites: delightful sweet snack from Armenian cuisine. Old days halva bites used to be made on special occasions: New Years ,weddings … Even though I don’t remember any of my grandmothers making it. I came across this recipe in an Armenian food group on Facebook , and since I’ve had quite a few requests to make a YouTube tutorial on halva ,decided to share it. The only thing I added is the way halva could be served. I find that making it in small bites is more convenient to serve, instead of spreading in a plate and slicing, is often it crumbles ,but that’s how halva is served originally, so you can definitely do that.
Hope you like this recipe and give it a try!
1 cup all purpose flour
¼ cup clarified butter
½ powdered sugar, sifted
Pinch of cinnamon, cardamom to taste (optional )
In a preheated non stick skillet brown the flour by constantly mixing
As it browns flour lumps may form,I like to strain that browned flour once again
Add butter after the flour is evenly browned, mix until it melts completely
Remove from heat and add sifted powdered sugar, spices if desired
Mix well until incorporated
Use silicone moulds to shape halva or simply place it in a serving dish, flatten, slice and serve