Israeli Halvah with Varsano Variations

israeli halavah with chocolate ganache

Israeli Halvah

  • Ingredients

    • 1 ¾ cups sugar
    • ½ cup honey
    • ½ cup water
    • 16 oz of tahini
  • Directions

    1. Prepare a container for halvah (Tupperware, cake pan, etc), and line with neutral oil or parchment paper
    2. Stir in optional ingredients (Nuts, Fruit or Chocolate) under Varsano Variations
    3. Whisk in 16 oz of tahini. An electric mixer is preferred but a hand whisk will suffice.
    4.  Add remaining optional seasoning.
    5. Pour and scrape out warm havlah into prepared container
    6. Cool in refrigerator for 36 hours, uncovered. May add cover after initial cooling and setting period.
  • Varsano Variations

    • Add ½ tsp cinnamon and 1 ½ tsp vanilla,
    • Add chocolate chunks or chocolate ganache
    • Add chocolate chips and dehydrated strawberries
    • Add roasted or chocolate-covered almonds
    • Add pistachios
    • Do add all of these. Add flavor combinations to your tastes.