Sunday, March 9, 2008

Burfi (a great Indian Halal sweetmeat recipe)

This is a dish that can make the difference between a happy and outstanding marriage in our community, especially if you have a husband like mine, he loves his Burfee.

It is a sweetmeat that we usually make for eid celebrations, wedding functions etc. It can be decorated and made into different shapes and patterns using moulds and cutters. The shapes don't last long though as most of the time there are no left-overs.

Okay, here is what you will need (ingredients):-

500g Klim (Milk Powder)
1 tin nestle cream (small)
1 teaspoon cardamom powder

Then do this:

Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl together until it resembles bread crumbs. Let it rest for 2 hours, then grind in a coffee grinder. Then make the syrup as follows:-


2 cups sugar
2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon rose essence
65g butter

Boil together till it forms a thick syrup but it shouldn't crystallise, remove from heat, then mix the dry ingredients into the syrup and allow to rest for half an hour. Now set in a platter and cut into pieces or if you like cut into shapes, or use an ice cream scoop to scoop up burfi and place into paper/foil cups.

Can be decorated with almonds, pistachios etc.

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