My today' post is about Sheki Halva. Halva is a sweet prepared from nuts, walnuts, butter, sugar and spices and other food stuff that I don't know. Halva is something that Sheki is very famous for. If anyone goes to Sheki he makes sure to bring at least a box of halva back with him. Halva goes very well with tea and is something that Sheki people are very proud of.
Now on pictures:
1. On the first picture you see big tray with halva. This kind of tray with halva is prepared for occasions (for example for engagement parties and weddings). You can see on the picture red rhomb patterns on halva. This is usually the only pattern used and it is done by using saffron.
2. On the second picture you see the sign board of halva pastry shop that belongs to the man with the name Mahmud and I think his sons now.
3. On the third picture you see the woman who is working in Mahmud's pastry shop and is one of the people who is preparing halva.
Unfortunately I am not able to pass you the taste of halva by this post but you will have to trust me on this one :)
Have a good week!
P.S. Lately someone is leaving comments saying "please see here" in the comments to my blog. Do not press on that comment or on the links to it as it is virus :( I keep deleting these comments and I hope hackers will leave alone my blog soon...