Halvas Tou Fourno (Baked Halvah)

Course : Greek
Serves: 6
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Ingredients:

-----the halvah-----
3 cups farina -- (cream of wheat)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup butter
4 large eggs -- separated
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup slivered almonds -- blanched
-----the syrup-----
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups water
1 piece stick cinnamon
2 whole cloves
 

Preparation / Directions:

Mix farina with cinnamon and set aside. Cream butter in a bowl. In another bowl, beat egg yolks with the sugar until thick. Add to the butter and beat very well. Beat egg whites until stiff. Then fold alternately with the farina into the butter-egg mixture. Add almonds; mix gently. Put into a buttered pan. Bake in preheated 350F. oven for 45 min. Prepare syrup by boiling all of the ingredients for about8 minutes Remove and discard cinnamon and cloves. Pour syrup over hot halvah. Cool, serve.


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