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eating the forgotten contents of the pantry…

February 11, 2013

I’m still on the culinary theme of the beloved’s birthday and today I’m offering a coconut burfi recipe. We had an Indian takeaway for the birthday meal and I thought that these little sweets would go nicely. They’re very easy to make and quite delicious. (And what else can you use that can of condensed milk that’s been sitting in the cupboard for ages to make?)coconut-burfi

You’ll need a heavy saucepan large enough to hold a tin (8oz) of sweetened condensed milk and 8oz of dessicated coconut – or half and half coconut and ground almonds.

Heat the pan and then throw the coconut in and toast it until it smells delicious – I don’t think you’re supposed to let it brown, but I did (but only slightly). Add the condensed milk and stir over a very low heat for about 6 minutes until the mixture is thick and sticks together. Don’t let it burn.coconut-burfi2

Add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a heaped teaspoon of ground cardamon. Stir well. Remove from the heat and let it cool and then roll it into little balls.

I suppose you could decorate each burfi with an almond, but I didn’t have time. Halo and Damon were here and the burfi went down at an alarming rate.coconut-burfi3

 

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  1. February 12, 2013 11:06 pm

    wow I must try this one 🙂

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