Friday, 01 December 2023
The unique molasses dessert of Konya cuisine

The unique molasses dessert of Konya cuisine

A high-nutrition and high-energy dessert from the Konya region is Molasses Halva. It is named Kara Halva, which means black halva, because it is made with molasses instead of sugar, making it stand out from other halva types, especially due to its color. Made with organic grapes from the region, this is a delicious treat you can confidently feed your children. It is often enjoyed during winter and is a popular dessert during Ramadan. You will love the taste of Molasses Halva made with Cayırbağı molasses added to a simple mixture of unsalted butter and flour. The recipe for Molasses is very easy, making it one of the practical and simple desserts that housewives can make at home. Here is the recipe for the also-known-as Kara Halva:


  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of molasses


Put oil in a saucepan and add flour after heating. Fry until oil and flour turn pink over low heat. Heat the molasses in a separate bowl, take the roasted oil and flour off the stove, add molasses and put it back on the stove.  Stir until it absorbs the molasses, after cooking for about 40 minutes, take the dessert off the stove. Let the dessert rest for 10 minutes, serve hot.