Tahinopita with Halvas

Aside


Good Friday is one of those days during Lent when we abstain from eating oil, so this dessert will fulfill your needs all day long as their is no oil in this recipe and it is very filling and tasty.

Tahinopita is a bread made with tahini and one of the most popular posts in my blog.  Today I used the basic recipe   included in my Cookbook page 100 and tweaked it to make something different.

To make this tahinopita with halvas  follow the same instructions and make the dough.

For the filling you will need:  Tahini, honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, orange zest, halvas (any flavour you like) and orange juice.  If you want it vegan, instead of adding honey, you may add more sugar.

Halvas

Mix tahini with honey and add brown sugar, mix and taste  until tahini is sweet enough for your taste.  Add the orange zest and orange juice.  Add as much as orange juice needed to make tahini runny.   When the right consistency is achieved, break halvas into small pieces and press them with a fork.

Roll out phyllo, following the instructions in the book and add some of the filling.  Make into a roll, twist it and place in a baking tin, staring from the centre, forming a coil.

When done, bake until golden on top.

While it is baking prepare a syrup with 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cups water, lemon rind, 2 tbsps lemon juice and one piece of cinnamon stick.  Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for five minutes.

When tahinopita is baked, while it is still hot, using a spoon, wet tahinopita all over with the syrup.

When it cools, cut into pieces and store in an air tight container.

This recipe is linked to my event Creative Concoctions #3:  Desserts.

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How to make … dough and roll out phyllo

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