Halise, A Healthier Version
This recipe uses whole wheat grains and substitutes like honey for sugar. Still has a great taste! Recipe is also halved from the original.
For Semolina Cakes
Whole Wheat, Cream of Wheat
blanched if you have them
bottled lemon juice
orange blossom water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 8x8 baking pan.
In a medium sized pot add milk, sugar, honey cream of wheat and oils and cook on medium until cream of wheat is very stiff.
Spoon stiff cream of wheat into greased pan, smooth top, then cut into 1"x1" diamonds or triangles.
Add one blanched almond to each triangle then bake in preheated oven for 35-50 minutes or until edges start to brown.
Meanwhile, prepare syrup by adding sugar, water, and honey to small pot and cooking for 20 minutes on low, stirring occasionally.
Then add lemon juice and orange blossom water and cook 5 additional minutes.
Refrigerate syrup until cooled.
When edges of Halise are golden, remove pan from oven, re-cut same lines of triangles, then pour COLD syrup over top HOT Halise and enjoy.
If you can't find orange blossom water, you can substitute fresh squeezed orange juice or a combination of grenadine and orange liquor.