Recently I got a hit in response to a query looking for "desserts made with curly halvah." Last year I posted a recipe for kadaif which relies on curly halvah. It is my reconstruction of the version served at the Hummus Place and uses the shredded wheat pastry used in Middle Eastern desserts. Though easy, at least by my standards, it is best made for a crowd. Here is an easier version, which you can make for for yourself if you want. It is also suitable for those of you who were put off by my recent report of burning the kadaif pastry (and almost burning us out of our apartment). It is not quite a recipe, but it is fun to make and eat, and there is no danger of burning anything:
- Crumble a few small shredded wheats or about 1/3 of a large one into a bowl. For a New England variant, use a spoon of Grape Nuts Cereal.
- Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or if you want pareve, coconut sorbet or soy ice cream).
- Drizzle some date honey or dark regular honey over the ice cream.
- Top with some curly halvah which you pull into shreds by hand.
- That's it.