Halvah from Farsala

Halvah from Farsala

Traditional halvah from Farsala

Also known as soap-style (sapoune) halvah because of its texture.


  1. Mix first four listed ingredients and make a unified pulp.
  2. Melt the sugar in a saucepan and brown it until it becomes liquified.
  3. Pour the pulp into the saucepan and mix well to unify. Stir until the mixture becomes  solid and liquid evaporates.
  4. Empty the mixture into an oiled baking pan, dredge roasted almonds on top and grill for 10 minutes until the halvah becomes crusty on top.


  • 1 cup of corn oil
  • 2 cups of corn flour, also called niseste (νισεστε) in Greek
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 cups of water
  • 8 spoons of sugar for caramel
  • Roasted almonds, cut in half for dredging

An easy to remember recipe. It is enough to remember four numbers (1, 2, 3, 4) as long as you remember which number goes to which ingredient…

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