Samani halva - Malted wheat halva

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Samani halva, made from malted wheat, can best be described as a spicy, gooey, chewy treat.
Also known as Suhan or Isfahan halva, samani halva is believed to have a range of health benefits, including improving circulation and enhancing mood. One samani halva tradition in Azerbaijan is to make halva communally, using flour from seven different homes. The finished halva is distributed amongst the neighbourhood. The name halva covers a range of traditional sweets, popular in Azerbaijan and throughout the Middle East. There are many variations on two basic types of halva: one is a moist, near-liquid sweet made from butter, sugar and flour while the other is harder and is based on nuts or seeds. "Saying halva won't make your mouth sweet" is a popular Azerbaijani proverb. It means that it's not enough to talk about something, you have to take action too.

Preparation time: 2 days
Cooking time: 4-8 hours
Serves: 7-10

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