Friday, May 4, 2012

Food! Part VII

I talk about this before my favorite dish my mother in law makes macaroona with bechamel sauce and is really creamy and tasty well I owe you a picture of it and here it is!!

Here it is without cutting into it looks so yummy!! and well here is the inside :) 

Well I want to talk you about Halawa this is a famous spread here and they use it a lot. Is made of sesame seeds and honey. Needless to say is very very sweet and the texture is a little rough. Often is eaten with bread just like peanut butter for Americans, Egyptians love Halawa.  Here is the recipe for those of you who want to make it and have a taste for it. 


1- Roasted Sesame 1/2 kilograms

2- Sea Salt 3/4 teaspoon

3- Honey (Molasses) 1/2 kilograms

4- Flavor as wanted


1- Mix sesame seeds and the salt crystals and grind them repeatedly (up to 3 times)

2- Add the honey or molasses and the flavor to the ground mixture and paste using a spatula

3- Pour into a container dish and put in the rfregirator

4- Flavoring can be made using Cardamon, Anise, Cocoa powder, Carob powder...etc.

You can add unsalted peeled nuts, whipped egg white, few drops of liquid Vanilla... elaborate.The color will range from beige to dark yellow according to the ingredients used. You can adjust the quantities to suit the type of raw materials you are using.

Halawa comprises the benefits of essential fatty acids and vitamin E in Sesame and the health benefits of honey. It can be eaten as snacks, added after gritted to the top of Ice cream, cut into cubes and immersed in Cocoa, or used by so many ways as a sweet healthy food.

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Food! Part VII


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