One year ago I wouldn't even have thought to make homemade halwa. There is plenty on the market, it's so cheap... and, more recently, so full of synthetic flavors, dubious fats and so on. Of course, any halwa is sweet, but you can successfully replace the sugar with a sweetener that does not increase the blood sugar level. I assure you it will be a hit, there is no better dessert for morning coffee!
As for the taste, I must pay attention when I'm talking about it, it can be dangerous for the greedy ones - it's really good, with the fine aroma of fried seeds and butter, enough, you can imagine it from here. Certainly, no purchased halwa compares to this homemade halwa.
Below are some useful tips to help you customise your halwa:
- You can replace some of the sunflower seeds with any other of your favorite seeds;
- I really like it, and I recommend using 80% fat butter;
- In the vegan version, replace the classic butter with coconut and cocoa butter - the coconut butter is softer and the halwa may come out more crumbly, so combine the two for a perfect result;
- You can add any favorite flavors, cocoa, chocolate flakes, raisins, cranberries, goji etc;
- For the low-carb version, use your favorite sweetener, but it must be powder - stevia, tagatose, xylitol etc.