- STEP 1
In a pot, add the 4 cups of water, 8 cups sugar, 8 cinnamon stick, 8 cloves, and bring to boil for 5 minutes, turn off the heat and add the honey.
- STEP 2
In a deep pot, on medium to high heat add the extra virgin olive oil and 2 cups of semolina. Constantly stir with a wooden spatula until the color changes from a golden blonde to a golden brown.
- STEP 3
Once the color changes add the 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon. Stir.
- STEP 4
Very carefully, slowly add small amounts of the simple syrup to the semolina (the hot syrup will steam and splatter so be careful).
- STEP 5
On a medium-low heat, continually stir until the mixture thickens. Add the almonds and stir.
- STEP 6
Transfer to a cake pan and let it cool. Turn over onto a cake platter and dust with cinnamon.