Penang Halwa Maskat
Halwa Maskat is a type of dessert or traditional sweet made from a mixture of wheat flour, ghee, and sugar as the main ingredients. This dessert is said to be often served as a special dish during Ramadan and festive seasons such as Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. Making Halwa Maskat takes quite a long time and some careful methods and techniques are required to make this dessert of high quality. Halwa Maskat has a slightly sweet and fatty taste as a result of the sugar and ghee used in this sweet recipe. The wheat flour used needs to be kneaded first and 'washed' to remove flour gum or in scientific language 'gluten'. The process of washing flour is intended to produce flour starch and remove flour gum. Next, the flour water that was washed earlier will be marinated and the water needs to be changed every 6 hours for 3 days until the water is really crystal clear and the starch deposits are clean white.