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Chocolate Halva Rolls

Liav Atiya Z"L

Liav was a reserve fighter in the paratroopers. Liav dedicated himself fully to every aspect of his life. He invested a lot in his studies, work, hobbies, and sports. A family man who loved coming to holidays and family Friday dinners.

Liav was a joyful person, always looking at the bright side and trying to make the best out of every situation. He was forward-thinking and had a clear plan for the future. He knew exactly what he wanted and navigated his path to success.

Liav was killed during combat in southern Gaza on 8th December 2023, aged 25 years old.


Liav had a partner named Hadar, and they lived together in Be'er Sheva. Liav loved to cook, search for interesting dishes, and experiment with new spices. Hadar, his partner, was a pastry chef, and together they complemented each other in the kitchen. Liav loved many of Hadar's desserts, but when she made these chocolate halva rolls, he always said they were dangerous because they disappeared very quickly with coffee.

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200 grams butter

1 egg yolk

125 grams milk

100 grams powdered sugar

500 grams flour

10 grams baking powder

30 grams raw tahini

1 gram salt

Chocolate spread

Halva strands


1. In a mixer bowl fitted with a guitar-shaped beater, place the flour and cold cubed butter. Mix on medium speed until you get a crumbly mixture without butter lumps.

2. Add powdered sugar, baking powder, and salt, and mix until combined.

3. Add egg yolk, milk, and raw tahini, and mix until you get a uniform dough. Be careful not to overmix, just until you get a uniform dough without crumbs.

4. Divide the dough into 2 parts and roll each part between 2 baking sheets. Spread chocolate, spread generously over each part and sprinkle halva strands.

5. Roll each part into a log and mark with a knife for cutting signs. Place in the freezer for at least half an hour, and meanwhile preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.

6. Bake for about 20 minutes until lightly golden on the sides of the rolls. Let them cool completely before slicing.

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