Buttered Semolina and Nut Pudding

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By Jeremy Round

Published 1988

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Anatolian villagers assure me that this rich, earthy pudding, which they call irmik helvasī, is the best thing to happen to most of them all winter.

I picked the recipe up from the grandmother of a Turkish friend, Murat Kemaloğlu, and assumed a feeling of proprietorship over it, particularly since it was one of the very first recipes I had published. I see now, however, that it bears an uncanny resemblance to the basbousa bil loz in