In India, burfi, similar to fudge, is usually served at special occasions, festivals or at a wedding. There are many variations to making burfi but when I came across the recipe below, it seemed simple to make because it is baked (versus cooked on the stove as you would do with candy or fudge).
For this recipe, I decided to try using almond meal (which I bought from Trader Joe’s) versus blanching and grinding the almonds which is a time consuming process. I also added almond extract to the recipe which brings out the almond flavor. This is a great sweet to make for anyone who is gluten-free!
- 1 1/2 cup almond meal (or cashew meal)
- 1/4 cup cream of wheat (or sooji)
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cup carnation milk powder
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1/8 teaspoon cardamom powder (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9″ x 9″ pan or line with parchment paper so it is easy to remove from pan.
Beat the eggs, add the remaining ingredients and mix together. The mixture will be a little stiff. add to prepared pan.
Bake for 20 minutes. Cool for about 10 minutes, remove from pan and cut into squares or diamonds.
Garnish with a few chopped slivered almonds if desired.