125 gram butter
2 cups flour
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1 ½ cup sugar
4 Tbsps pine nuts (optional)
Let the butter melt in a pot and then add pine nuts (optional). Cook for about 3 minutes and stir in the flour. Cook stirring occasionally over medium heat for 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the milk and water. Add the sugar in and stir to dissolve. Once the flour turns yellowish and smells good, stir in the warm syrup. Stir continuously with a wooden spoon to get a smooth mixture of flour. After stirring for about 5 minutes, turn the heat off and close the lid. Leave aside for about 10 minutes.
Shape with a spoon using the sides of the pot. Take a big spoonful of halvah and press it towards the sides of the pot to give an oval shape. Place each piece of halvah over a serving plate. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.