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Appears in
The Cuisine of Life: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs of Turkey

By Center for International Private Enterprise

Published 2019

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This is Iman’s recipe for semolina helva, a very popular treat in the Balkans, Turkey, and various Middle Eastern countries. In Aleppo it is served with salty cheese — such as cubes of jebne keab (antep peyniri in Turkish) or braided jebne meshallaleh (örgü peynir) — and bread to balance the sugar in the helva. In Turkey, it is served as a dessert at the end of the meal. It is also prepared on the seventh, 40th and 52nd days of a funeral and distributed to neighbors.