Helva is a Turkish dessert made from sesame seeds, sugar, tahini, and sometimes nuts or chocolate.
A culturally significant and widely consumed treat, helva, meaning “sweet” in Arabic, comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Wedding helva is made with a base of semolina flour, whereas tahin helvasi or tahini helva, is the product of ground sesame seed paste with sugar and nuts. Served at intermittent periods within the 40 days of morning following Muslim death, this sweet treat often holds a trove of memories for those who have consumed it both on their happiest and their most grief stricken days.
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