You need two pots or sauce pans to start.
In the first pot add your water, salt, sugar, and raisins.
Put on stove and turn heat to high.
In your second pot melt the butter and add the Cream of Wheat. Mix well until the Cream of Wheat is fully coated and mixed.
When the water mixture has come to a boil, add the Cream of Wheat mixture slowly, stirring constantly. Add vanilla extract, mix well.
When the Halvah thickens turn off heat and cover.
When finished it has the consitency of a thick hot cereal, and to that the best hot cereal you ever ate!
Cool to room temperature and serve