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cooking with bruce and mark

Join us as we cook through a new recipe in almost every episode of our podcast, straight from our kitchen to yours. And look for the smaller bonus episodes in which we take down cooking myths or work through some of the common cooking mistakes. We'll make your laugh. Promise.

Oct 6, 2016

If you are not familiar with halvah, you should get acquainted. It's a sweet sesame paste from the middle east that is dry and crumbly and in the best shops is cut into sedges from a huge wheel  -  not unlike parmesan cheese. And a few weeks ago Mark told me about a halvah brownie recipe that Yotam Ottolenghi created and posted all over the internet. I found it and tried it. And while delicious, it only included halvah as a topping for brownies - a topping which baked into the bar cookies. I wanted a cookie that had halvah as main ingredient. So I came up with these. They're incredible crunchy and fragrant. Listen in, get the recipe, and get cooking! --Bruce