Almond Burfi (fudge)

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!

IMG_3591Ingredients

  • 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)

Preparation

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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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