Originally Posted by Andy M.
If you ground those ingredients together, you'd have a version of Turkish halvah, a centuries old confection.
Oh that's interesting, I honestly didn't know how halva (Turkish: helva) was made. I only knew it had tahini in it. When I was a kid, my mother used to eat it quite often, but somehow I never liked it. Perhaps there are other types I would enjoy. Also I thought halva was of Arabic origin.. it's usually hard to tell what originated where in that region; it could be from the Levant (Lebanon etc.), Armenia, Greece, Turkey, Iran or Arab countries. They are often fighting/arguing about it.