Tahini Fudge aka. Faux Halva

Halva recipe – tahini fudge that tastes just like old-fashioned caramels. Dairy free, refined sugar free.

Halva opskrift – tahin karameller der smager ligesom flødekarameller. Langt sundere, mælke- og laktosefire, uden raffineret sukker.  

Halva recipe - tahini fudge that tastes just like old-fashioned caramels. Healthy and refined sugar free.

I am the kind of person who brings back food as souvenirs from vacations. There is something special about buying authentic, local foods right from the manufacturer in some small shop or booth and bringing it home in your own suitcase all by yourself. No big containers and mass import. It makes me oddly happy.

In Israel I was lucky enough to get to visit a small, family-owned, 200-year-old halva and tahini factory. It was placed in an old stone building in the center of Jerusalem. They still used the same old machines and methods, which they kindly explained to us. I had to buy a big jar of tahini and a huge chunk of halva.

Jeg er en af de der skøre mennesker, der tager mad hjem som souvenirs fra ferier. Der er et eller andet over at købe noget lækkert, lokalt mad direkte fra producenten og selv tage det med hjem i kufferten, helt uden om masseproduktion og store containerskibe.

I Israel var jeg så heldig at få lov at besøge en 200 år gammel tahin og halva fabrik, hvor de producerede tahin, som de gjorde for 200 år siden. Stenhuset i hjertet af Jerusalem lignede udefra ethvert andet hus, men inden i var tiden gået i stå i det her madeventyrland. Vi kunne lige akkurat alle sammen stå der i den gamle fabrik med de gamle jernmaskiner og høre om hele produktionen.

Jeg kunne ikke lade være med at købe en stor bøtte af den lækreste tahin og et stykke halva. 

Halva recipe - tahini fudge that tastes just like old-fashioned caramels. Healthy and refined sugar free.Halva recipe - tahini fudge that tastes just like old-fashioned caramels. Healthy and refined sugar free. Halva recipe - tahini fudge that tastes just like old-fashioned caramels. Healthy and refined sugar free.

Halva is a kind of tahini fudge which they serve everywhere in Israel. I fell in love at the first bite. It tastes like tahini and have the loveliest consistency on earth.

Halva is made from nothing but tahini and honey. That’s it. Full of healthy fats from the sesame butter and made completely without refined sugar. Yes please! Okay so halva might not exactly be good for you considered the big amount of honey. But then again, it’s better than a lot over other sweets.

Halva er en form for tahin karameller, som de serverer alle steder i Israel. Det smager som tahin og honning og har den lækreste konsistens. Og så er det endda ikke så usundt, som man skulle tro. Halva er nemlig lavet af tahin og honning. That’s it. Stopfyldt med sundt fedt fra sesam smøret og helt uden rafineret sukker. Jatak! Okay, der er indrømmet ret meget sukker i pga. honningen, men så igen, det er bedre end så meget andet.

Halva recipe - tahini fudge that tastes just like old-fashioned caramels. Healthy and refined sugar free. Halva recipe - tahini fudge that tastes just like old-fashioned caramels. Healthy and refined sugar free. Halva recipe - tahini fudge that tastes just like old-fashioned caramels. Healthy and refined sugar free.

Coming home I thought I’d give homemade halva a try. (Un)fortunately it didn’t turn out exactly like the one I had in Israel. But I decided to share the recipe anyway, because it tastes exactly like good old cream caramels (with a hint of sesame, but who’s complaining here?). You know, those made with butter, heavy cream and sugar. It must be magic! Really.

So here it is. Enjoy a piece of sticky, sweet caramel, all natural.

Da jeg kom hjem blev jeg simpelthen nødt til at prøve at lave halva selv. (U)heldigvis blev det ikke præcis som det, jeg fik i Israel. Men opskriften skulle alligevel på bloggen, for der skete noget magisk… Resultatet smager nemlig fuldstændig som gode gammeldags flødekarameller (med et hint af tahin, men jeg klager ikke). Du ved, de gode gamle klistrede lysebrune (lækre) karameller lavet med smør, fløde og sukker. Hvis det ikke er magi, ved jeg ikke hvad det er.

Så værsgo’ og nyd et lækkert stykke klistret karamel, helt naturligt.

Tahini Fudge aka. Faux Halva

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 20 pieces

Ingredients

  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup tahini
  • Eventually ad-ins: pistachios, almonds, cranberries…

Instructions

  1. In a small pot heat up the honey ‘till it reach the “soft-ball” state (118°C / 235°F). Meanwhile heat the tahini slightly in another bowl. Once the honey is hot, add in the warmed tahini and stir very well.
  2. Eventually add in nuts or dried fruits.
  3. Pour into a small dish covered with baking paper and refrigerate for 1 at least 1 hour before cutting into smaller squares.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
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11 thoughts on “Tahini Fudge aka. Faux Halva

  1. Wow! This looks amazing! …another lovely (and healthy!!) recipe! LOVE it Josefine :) Also, that is so awesome that you got to go to the 200 year old factory in Israel! That must have been such an amazing experience!

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