Tuesday, October 19, 2010
culinary delight: Helva
one of the perks we all share in our household is that Mum's co-workers are from all sorts of places around the world and give her gifts, sometimes it's Lindt chocolate ( which I thankfully can't eat anymore) and sometimes its stuff we've never heard of.
A few days ago mother brought something home that even i can enjoy. HALVA!
I'd never heard of it before but it's a sweet made from sesame seeds (tahini) and sugar basically, the one we got is greek but apparently tis desert is served through india, asia, nth africa and through the jewish world.
It's sweet and flakey and floury but yum. At first a little strange then taste hits you
I'm enjoying the beginning of my foray into the food that exists in this world, how much we are missing out Im sure!