parve    Makes 20 Squares


1. In a frying pan, brown the flour over low heat, watching constantly, for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

2. Add the flour, add the sugar, cinnamon, and oil. With the pan off the heat, stir for about 5 minutes, keeping the mixture a light brown color.

3. Add the water and reheat, stirring for about 5 minutes, until the halvah thickens. Then cover and simmer slowly for 5 minutes more. Fold in the walnuts.

4. Let cool, then cut into squares.


  • 2 cups flour

  • 1½ cups sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans