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Chocolate and Orange Halvah

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Dairy Free Diet

    Excludes foods such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.


  • In a pot full of boiling water, add the 2 oranges, whole, and boil for 1 hour.
  • When ready, transfer oranges to a bowl full of cold water for 30 minutes to cool.
  • Then, cut them in half and squeeze into a bowl until all of the juice is extracted and remove any pits.
  • Discard the juice and pits. Cut whatever is left over from the orange halves into large pieces and puree them in a food processor.
  • Place a pot over medium heat and as soon as it gets hot, add the sunflower oil and semolina.
  • Stir for 4- minutes until golden.
  • Add the sugar, water and orange puree. Stir continuously for 8-10 minutes over medium to low heat with a wooden spoon, until the mixture thickens.
  • Then add the toasted hazelnuts and stir to distribute.
  • Divide the mixture by transferring half of the quantity to a bowl.
  • To half of the mixture remaining in the pot, add the chocolate couverture cut into pieces and stir until it melts and is completely incorporated, giving the mixture a chocolate color.
  • Transfer chocolate halvah mixture to a 23 cm cake pan with a hole in the center and press the surface with a spoon to give it a smooth appearance.
  • Add the other half of the halvah mixture over it and press on the surface with a spoon to give it a smooth appearance as before.
  • Let the halvah cool for 30-40 minutes at room temperature.
  • When ready, turn out on to a serving platter.
  • Decorate by adding lines of melted dark and white chocolate couverture over the top and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
26 %


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)
27 %

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)
18 %

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)
60 %


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)
14 %


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)
13 %


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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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

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