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- Step 1
Preheat oven to 180°C. Roast nuts separately for 8â€“10 minutes or until golden. Cool, then coarsely chop. Process nuts, with remaining ingredients in a food processor until combined. Press mixture into a 15cm x 24cm block between 2 sheets of baking paper. Place in freezer to firm for 20 minutes. Cut into 2cm squares, dust with icing sugar and top with a borage flower, if using. Halva will keep, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.
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Also known as orange blossom water, this is distilled from fragrant Seville orange blossoms and used in sweet and savoury cooking. Both this and borage flowers are available from Middle Eastern food stores and delicatessens.