20 Dec 2011

making halva

Well - I am currently undertaking my first attempt at making halva - and while stirring the
slowly heating honey on the stove, I started to hear a gradual increase in the sound of the
hum of bees - I hadn't thought that they would have taken any notice or interest in my baking attempt - but I was WRONG. The sound is actually getting louder and more frantic - in order to prevent the bees from coming inside (which they are currently trying to do) and taking back their honey, I had to fully close the backdoor, because as I type, there are currently about 10 bees at the back door trying to come in to repossess their honey - I will post again letting you know how the halva turns out!!

3 comments:

AJ said...

Hi Sarah,

How did it go? Did you like the product? If so, would you care to share the recipe?

Andrew

sarah said...

Hi Andrew - although the end result did not look like halva - what I ended up with was a delicious nutty caramel that everyone loved - very similar to the chewy sesame bars you get at the supermarket and health food shops - I'm thinking I went wrong as I did not have a confectioners thermometer - I will definitely be making it again - i;ll try and find the link to the recipe

sarah said...

Hi Andrew - the recipe I used was this one = http://homemade-recipes.blogspot.com.au/2010/01/sesame-or-tahini-halva-recipe-how-to.html

i didn't use flavourings, but added [eanet and used a 1:1 honey:tahini mix