Halvas

Ivy on Απριλίου 16th, 2014

Easter is just a few days away and this will probably be my last post before Easter.  The fasting period is almost over but there are some days during Lent when not only animal products are not allowed for the Orthodox fasting period but also any kind of fat, be it animal or vegetable fat. […]

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Continue reading about Vegan Almond and Strawberry Halvas

Ivy on Απριλίου 9th, 2012

  Halvas – Χαλβάς (plural Halvades) is one of our favourite desserts during Lent but although I do like the classic recipe, over the years  I have made so many new flavours, that I don’t want to go back to the classic one. This time I made a honey syrup, flavoured with lemon, cinnamon and […]

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Continue reading about Melenios Halvas Bananas (Honey flavoured Banana Halvas)

Ivy on Απριλίου 18th, 2011

Halvas – Χαλβάς (plural Halvades) is one of our favourite desserts during Lent but I always like to make it in different flavours. This time I made the basic recipe which was divided in two parts. In the first one I made a strawberry coulis which was used both inside and to decorate the dessert […]

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Continue reading about Creative Halvades

Ivy on Μαρτίου 21st, 2011

Spring is officially here today as 21st March marks the beginning of this beautiful season.  We have been having good  weather the past days and the day is getting bigger.   The temperature is rising, the trees are blooming, the birds are chirping early in the morning and in the park we go walking to in […]

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Continue reading about Spring and Halvas with Chocolate, Nuts and Dried Fruit (Vegan)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 7th, 2011

Today is the beginning on Lent and the fasting period starts today on Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday). If you want to find more Lenten Recipes, I have made a post in the past and I shall try to update it with more recipes in a few days. One of my favourite Lenten desserts, is Halvas […]

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Continue reading about Citrus Halvas with Coconut

Ivy on Μαρτίου 8th, 2009

Traditional Greek Macedonian Halvas, is one of the main Lenten sweets.   It’s main ingredient is sesame, which is turned into tahini and used to be sweetened originally with threpsini, which is a natural sweetener produced from raisins.  During the  War, when the Germans had confiscated all the production of raisins in Greece, other sweeteners were […]

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Continue reading about Halvas and Bourekia me Halva

Ivy on Μαρτίου 27th, 2008

I shall try in the next few days to write some of my Lenten recipes, which were prepared on Kathara Deftera but have not managed to post them yet. I shall start with one of my favourite Lenten desserts, Halvas Katsarolas, which means Pot halva to distinguish from the one we bake in the oven. […]

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Continue reading about Halvas Nistisimos with Fruit and Almonds

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