Chocolate-Halva Cigars

Tzippi Halpren Recipe By
 
  • Cooking and Prep: 40 m
  • Serves: 12
  • Contains:

A hint of the exotic paired with chocolate yields a dainty yet different dessert.

Ingredients (10)

Dough

Filling

Garnish

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Prepare the Cigars

  1. Place all dough ingredients into the bowl of a mixer and mix until you have a smooth dough. Refrigerate for a half hour.

  2. Place all filling ingredients into a food processor and process until well blended.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Line two baking sheets with Gefen Easy Baking Parchment Paper. Roll out dough into a flat sheet and cut it into one- and- a- half-inch (four-centimeter) strips.

  4. Spread a thin layer of filling all along the sheet and roll up jelly-roll fashion. Cut into cigars.

  5. Place the cigars on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining dough. Bake for 20 minutes or until cigars are crispy and golden. Remove from oven and cool.

For the Garnish

  1. Melt the chocolate and the oil in a microwave or double boiler. Form a triangle out of parchment paper, roll it into a cone, and fill it with the melted chocolate. (Or put it into a zip-top bag and cut off the tip.) 

  2. Drizzle thin lines of chocolate on the cooled cigars and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Credits

Photography: Daniel Lailah

Food Styling: Shoshie Sirkis

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  • Michelle Ein

    Rolling out the dough

    This recipe sounds so intriguing and the photo is so pretty! I really want to make these, but need some help with the instructions for rolling them out. Can you explain steps 3 and 4? They say: "Roll out the dough onto a flat sheet and cut into 1 1/2" strips." How long are these strips - the entire length or width of the pan? And then, the next instruction is to spread the filling over the entire sheet of dough, roll the dough up jelly-roll fashion, and "cut into cigars." Does this mean to roll up 1 and a half inch strips of filled dough, and cut them again? Wouldn't that leave you with a pinwheel and not a cigar? Any clarity you can provide would be wonderful. Thanks so much!
    Posted by einmiche18 |May 25, 2020
    0
  • tamar

    choc halva cigars

    i dont understand the filling directions. how is the chocolate putting into food processor gonna make a smooth filling???!! its hard....
    Posted by iluvchoc |February 11, 2020
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    Hi, between the halva and chocolate it will create a smooth filling. It may still have some chocolate chunks in it but that is fine.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|February 17, 2020
    0
  • Rivky

    coconut oil alternativwe

    can i substitute this for something less exotic?
    Posted by Rivky37 |September 2, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman
    Margarine?
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|September 3, 2018
    0
 
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  • Michelle Ein

    Rolling out the dough

    This recipe sounds so intriguing and the photo is so pretty! I really want to make these, but need some help with the instructions for rolling them out. Can you explain steps 3 and 4? They say: "Roll out the dough onto a flat sheet and cut into 1 1/2" strips." How long are these strips - the entire length or width of the pan? And then, the next instruction is to spread the filling over the entire sheet of dough, roll the dough up jelly-roll fashion, and "cut into cigars." Does this mean to roll up 1 and a half inch strips of filled dough, and cut them again? Wouldn't that leave you with a pinwheel and not a cigar? Any clarity you can provide would be wonderful. Thanks so much!
    Posted by einmiche18 |May 25, 2020
    0
  • tamar

    choc halva cigars

    i dont understand the filling directions. how is the chocolate putting into food processor gonna make a smooth filling???!! its hard....
    Posted by iluvchoc |February 11, 2020
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    Hi, between the halva and chocolate it will create a smooth filling. It may still have some chocolate chunks in it but that is fine.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|February 17, 2020
    0
  • Rivky

    coconut oil alternativwe

    can i substitute this for something less exotic?
    Posted by Rivky37 |September 2, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman
    Margarine?
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|September 3, 2018
    0

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