Halva Spread

20

PREP TIME

5 min

TOTAL TIME

5 min

Makes

1 1/4 cups

Halva Spread

Photo, Carmen Cheung. Food styling, Ashley Denton. Prop styling, Madeleine Johari.

A sweet, dense tahini-based treat usually eaten in pieces. Our version is an irresistible creamy spread with the same sesame flavour.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup tahini , room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sifted icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Whisk tahini with icing sugar, water and vanilla in a medium bowl until blended.
Serve immediately or transfer to a clean glass jar, seal with lid and refrigerate up to 1 month. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition (per 2 tbsp)

  • Calories
  • 169,
  • Protein
  • 4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12 g,
  • Fat
  • 13 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 28 mg.
  • Good source of
  • iron

Variation
Whisk in 3 tbsp sifted unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 tsp water and 1⁄2 tsp vanilla until blended. Makes 1 1⁄3 cups.

Kitchen Tip

If tahini is too thick, add 1 tsp water.