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Chocolate and tangerine halvah

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Chocolate and tangerine halvah


  • Fill a pot with a generous amount of water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the tangerines and boil for 30-40 minutes, making sure that they are always completely submerged in water while boiling. Add more water if necessary.
  • When ready, remove the tangerines from heat, drain and allow to cool.
  • Cut them in half, squeeze them thoroughly and discard the pulp and any seeds.
  • Transfer the remaining parts of the tangerines to a food processor and beat until pureed. Set aside until needed.
  • Place a non-stick pot over medium heat. Add the oil and let it get a little hot.
  • Add the coarse and fine semolina and sauté carefully. Do not let the mixture burn. Mix continuously with a wooden spoon because it burns quite easily.
  • Add the water, sugar, and tangerines pureed. Mix and cook for about 10 minutes until the mixture thickens.
  • As soon as you see bubbles forming in the mixture, your halvah is almost ready. Continue mixing. (If you think it may burn, lower heat). You will know it is ready when it pulls away from the bottom of the pan on its own, when you tilt the pan sideways.
  • Divide the mixture in half. Transfer half to a bowl and leave the other half in the pot.
  • Finely chop the couverture and add it to the mixture in the pot. Mix with a wooden spoon. The chocolate will melt completely since the mixture is still hot. Mix until the mixture is completely chocolatey brown.
  • To the other half in the bowl, add the orange zest and mix well.
  • Transfer the brown mixture from the pot to a 23 cm cake pan with a hole in the center. Press down on it all the way around with a spoon to make it compact and even on the surface.
  • Add the remaining mixture over it and press down again with a spoon to make it compact and even.
  • Set it aside to cool for 30-40 minutes at room temperature and remove from pan.
  • Sprinkle with toasted almonds and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
21 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
13 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
14 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
30 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
63 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
11 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
8 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
0 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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