Almond Helva - Badem Helvasi

Almond Helva – Badem Helvasi

250g butter
2 tablespoons blanched almonds
1 cup strong plain flour
1 cup wholemeal flour
3 cups sugar
4 cups water
1 tablespoon rose water

Melt the butter in a round-bottomed pan. Add the almonds to the flour and cook on a very low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the almonds and flour have turned golden brown. A good helva needs to cook for at least 60 minutes. Put the sugar  and water on to heat in a saucepan and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat two minutes after it has come to a boil and pour on to the cooked flour mixture in its pan and stir. Once it has stopped sticking to the pan, cover and leave on a very low heat for 15 minutes. Spoon the helva into a dish, smoothing the surface with the back of a spoon, sprinkle with rose water and serve hot.

Bon Appetit – Afiyet Olsun