Halva with Cream

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Halva with Cream (Hoşmerim)

Whipping cream1 1/2 cup300 gr
Milk1 cup200 gr
Flour2 3/4 cup300 gr
Margarine1/2 cup100 gr
Sugar1/2 cup90 gr


Combine cream and milk in a saucepan. Blend thoroughly over low heat stirring constantly. Stir in flour gradually mixing well. Cook over low heat for 20 minutes stirring constantly again. Stir in melted butter blending well. Remove from heat. Spread into a round baking dish. Bake in a moderate oven until light brown. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with sugar while still hot. Cut into 6 wedges. Cover and let stand until sugar melts and serve warm.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy444 cal
Protein8,6 g
Fat20,7 g
Carbohydrates56,2 g
Calcium103 mg
Iron0,5 mg
Phosphorus125 mg
Zinc1 mg
Sodium41 mg
Vitamin A642 iu
Thiamine0,06 mg
Riboflavin0,14 mg
Niacin0,58 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Cholesterol4 mg

Regional Characteristics:

It is a common and simple dessert, very popular everywhere especially in rural areas. In some regions unsalted fresh cheese is used instead of cream. There is a story about its name and origin. A housewife has made this dessert she asked her husband "Is it delightful my man?" In Turkish delightful means, "Hoşmerim."