Halvas Moraitikos (Halvah Moraitikos)

Course : Greek
Serves: 6
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Ingredients:

3/4 cup blanched almonds
6 cups water
1 cup butter
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups farina -- (cream of wheat)
2 tablespoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons sugar
 

Preparation / Directions:

Chop almonds except 6 or 8. Put the water, butter and sugar into a wide pot, mix well to dissolve sugar. Bring to boil, then add farina. Stir the mixture rapidly to prevent its sticking and forming lumps. Simmer over low heat until it thickens, stirring constantly. Add chopped almonds and half of the cinnamon; stir well. Pour into buttered pan, spreading mixture evenly. Cool, and score into squares or diamonds. Put a whole almond on each piece. Bake in 350F. oven for 15 minutes Remove from oven. Sprinkle with cinnamon and the 3 tbs sugar. Cool; cut and serve. Serves 6 to 8.


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