Tuesday, November 14, 2006

By The Book - Coconut Burfi Fudge

coconut fudge
Coconut burfi/fudge

Here is a confession....I hardly ever cook anything from cookbooks!

"Gasp!" you might say. "What? Really? How can that be true? You love food and have a food blog and a ton of cookbooks!" Well, it is true. I love cookbooks and have a HUGE collection of cookbooks. I even own a few cookbooks in languages I'm not really fluent in and a couple in languages I can't even read! But as for cooking something from them, I hardly ever do. I may sometimes use a recipe as an inspiration, but usually add/modify ingredients to suit my tastes.

I buy cookbooks to pour over the beautiful pictures. Cookbooks are part of my bedtime reading repertoire. I like the light reading that cookbooks offer - pleasant, relaxing and soporific. I flip the pages, drool over the exotic dishes and reminisce over the familiar ones. I admire the food styling in the pictures and make a mental note about some unusual ingredient or spice that catches my eye. I lay back on the pillow and try to image what it must taste like. I have pleasant, happy images of me churning out one perfect looking dish after another - just as the cookbook promises - and drift off to sleep with lingering thoughts of delightful dishes all lined up on a perfectly set table, with perfectly behaved kids (and husband!) sitting at the table, tucking in heartily and singing praises of me. Sigh! a girl can dream, can't she?

Once in a while though, a certain recipe will catch my eye for its sparsity of ingredients, simplicity of preparation and the promised elegance of taste. Once such recipe I saved from a newspaper is for "Coconut Fudge". I love coconut based sweets, but have never tried to make the traditional coconut burfi. It tends to be a bit sweet for my liking and I've always been afraid to meddle with the proportion of sugar because it seems sacrosanct to the recipe. When I came across this recipe, I filed it away as I do with a lot of recipes.

Years passed before I stumbled across it again. This time, I immediately added the required ingredients to my weekly shopping list. At the next available opportunity, I made the dish and followed the recipe exactly!

I was rewarded with wonderfully moist, chewy, coconut fudge. It was perhaps a little bit too sweet and the next time, I'm going to reduce the sugar a little bit. It was still fantastic and the empty box in the fridge was a mute testimony not only to the deliciousness of the sweet, but also to the fact that my family does not remove empty boxes from the fridge! They happily help themselves to the last of the laddoo or burfi or milk and place the empty carton back in the fridge! Arrrghhh!

coconut fudge tray
tray of coconut burfi

The recipe is from Chicago Tribune a few years ago. Here is the recipe verbatim:

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Chilling time: 8 hours (I started sampling right away!)
Yield: 32 pieces (considerably less after 8 hours due to constant sampling)

Ingredients:

1 cup each: sugar, milk, whipping cream, unsweetened grated coconut (I used frozen grated coconut that I thawed in the microwave)
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 tablespoons sliced pistachios or almonds

Method:
  1. Heat sugar, milk, cream and coconut to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Reduce heat to simmer.
  3. Cook until mixture becomes very thick and starts to leave the side of the pan, about 50 minutes.
  4. Transfer mixture to a buttered 8-inch square baking dish/tray. I lined the tray with aluminum foil and ghee'ed (new word alert!) the foil.
  5. Sprinkle with cardamom powder and nuts.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 8 hours.
  7. Cut into 1 inch diamonds or squares.

This fudge/burfi has to be refrigerated or else it becomes very soft. The taste is reminiscent of Dulce De Leche and if you like that flavor or that of caramel, then this burfi is for you. I happen to love Häagen-Dazs version of this flavor, so I loved this burfi.





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89 Comments:

At Tue Nov 14, 11:05:00 AM 2006, Blogger Vaishali said...

That really looks like an uncomplicated recipe, SH.
"One cup each..." Ya got me there.

 
At Tue Nov 14, 11:12:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my god saffron,my mouth is already watering just looking at them ...i also love coconut based sweets.Got to try them.

 
At Tue Nov 14, 11:15:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks divine!! Very nice picture too.
I too, look at cookbooks for the sheer enjoyment. I love to look at those perfect pictures...and just hope that I too,can create masterpieces one day!

Cheers,Trupti

 
At Tue Nov 14, 11:50:00 AM 2006, Blogger sher said...

That's so lovely! And easy too? Perfect!

 
At Tue Nov 14, 12:48:00 PM 2006, Blogger Terri said...

What's with men and empty food boxes? Why can they never throw them away? How annoying is it to open the freezer and think you have a tubful of ice cream late one night, only to discover it was licked clean last month while watching Jay Leno and returned to the shelf?

Oh, the fudge look wonderful, by the way!

 
At Tue Nov 14, 01:15:00 PM 2006, Blogger Meeta said...

Hey SH! Love it. Perfect in every way. A definite must try. I cannot imagine that burfi or FUDGE (cracked me up) can be so easy to make.

 
At Tue Nov 14, 03:06:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SH, I thought I was the only one that looked (and drooled) at cookbooks! :)
You coconut burfi looks really simple and easy. I have to try it out.
Praveena.

 
At Tue Nov 14, 03:15:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Madhavi said...

What a lovely picture! This is one of my husnabds favourites.got to try them.

Madhavi.

 
At Tue Nov 14, 04:25:00 PM 2006, Blogger Latha said...

Hey Saffron,

Lovely! How come all your burfis look so picture perfect! Mine never come close. Not fair! :-)
Well anyway, if this tastes anything like cocunut barfis like they make in India then I will love it. I love Haagen Daz too...hmm yummm!
Cheers
Latha

 
At Tue Nov 14, 04:34:00 PM 2006, Blogger Deepz said...

Looks like an easy dish. Will definitely try it out sometime. Also your burfi's look perfect.

 
At Tue Nov 14, 04:54:00 PM 2006, Anonymous nalini said...

wow, the Burfi looks awesome! How do you get such perfect squares? I always end up with bits and pieces of sweet coconut!!

 
At Tue Nov 14, 04:55:00 PM 2006, Anonymous rp said...

I love haagen Daz dulce de leche flavor too, and you will always find some of that in my freezer! Husband and daughter don't like it that much...so it's all mine!!! Soooo, this recipe is for people like me!! Thanks for sharing it Saffron.

 
At Tue Nov 14, 05:21:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Chinmayi said...

Wow! You have an amazing writing style...have been a silent admirer of your blog for quite some time. Your husband and kids are lucky! :)))

 
At Tue Nov 14, 05:53:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a great fan of coconut burfi. But reading the whole write up kind of paid of when you mentioned Dulce De Leche. I love DDL in any form, been drooling over the awesome DDL cheese cake i had at the cheese cake factory over the weekend.

One question though, so is the whipping cream a liquid one or is it ok to use the one we spread on the ice creams?

Will try sometime soon, yet to go to the grocery store to pick up the 16-bean pack.

~Usha

 
At Tue Nov 14, 06:10:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not a sweet fan but love making methai/sweets. Burfis look devine. Another must try which i will add to my growing list. I loved the 'ghee'ed the foil' statement, made me laugh...

Thanks

 
At Tue Nov 14, 06:13:00 PM 2006, Blogger Saffron said...

Vaishali
uncomplicated recipe, delicious dish, win-win in my book!

Sri
Try this, I'm sure you will like it. It is quite rich.

Trupti
I'm glad I'm not alone in my cookbook craze.

sher
yup! best of both worlds!

Terri
Must be a genetic problem! Oh, they do throw away stuff...stuff that is important and you have kept in a safe and discreet place - just neglected to write important- do not throw away with old newspapers!

Meeta
Thanks! let me know how you like it if you try it out!

Praveena
One can never have too many cookbooks! although with blogs, my reading has reduced considerably.

Madhavi
My husband is the coconut burfi fan - more than me! so this was for him!

Latha
Just let the burfi cool really well before cutting into pieces - and you will do fine!

deepz
yes, it is quite easy - a little long to cook - that's all.

nalini
Oh, the bits and pieces are the best parts!! you can eat those and not feel bad about eating a whole piece!!

RP
all yours! who knows, hubby and kids might end up liking it!! Mine did, so I had to share!

chinmayi
Thanks! I think I am the lucky one!

Cooking Memoir
oh! Don't want to raise your expectations too high!! it is like DLL, but not heavily so..
I used whipping cream that comes in a liquid form in the cardboard carton and is usually near the milk section.

 
At Tue Nov 14, 06:37:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Linda said...

Hi SH,

Honestly, all that you wrote here, from (not) cooking from cookbooks, poring over pics and recipes, bedtime page-turning and day-dreaming right down to the empty-box syndrome, is exactly how it is with me. Coconut burfi looks really good. I might try this for Thanksgiving (and I'll even follow the recipe exactly)-- thanks! :)

 
At Tue Nov 14, 08:56:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Manisha said...

You have to stop, you know! You can't go on like this. I put on weight just looking at your pictures and delightful recipes. Burfi, hmpph! Fudge, indeed! Bah! Gained 5 lbs right there.

:-D

 
At Wed Nov 15, 03:44:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Saffron, yummy recipe.. i kept looking at the picture for 10 mins... :) the pic is so appealing...
Wish that I can cook the same way :)

-spandana

 
At Wed Nov 15, 04:40:00 AM 2006, Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

Easy and fab recipe. I love these.
Love the flower behind it too.
Thank you Saffron:)

 
At Wed Nov 15, 05:01:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Annu Aras said...

Hi SH,

Well it seems to be a common amongst many of us here to read Cookbooks as bed time reading books!! have read this statement so often in blogs (even german blogs) that it amazes me at the similarity.

Even I do the same, and this yr have asked my husband few books for as bday gifts !!!

Coming to ur Burfi, well its really divine and how I wish i could take one bite right away.. so tempting pics. I could never take such lovely pics. Should try this recipe out asap. Have tried some of your recipes before and they were just fantastic. Now to end this longish comment.. do keep up the good work of tweeking recipes n creating wonders.

 
At Wed Nov 15, 05:11:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Rashmi said...

SH...that burfi looks so good...but a little afraid to try it aftr the besan burfi flopped...i had told u abt the sugar...but tat still shudnt stop me i guess...u know i always thot i was the only one who loved to read through cookbooks n recipes...but aftr gettin 2 know abt all u food bloggers i feel so much better...

 
At Wed Nov 15, 05:54:00 AM 2006, Blogger Krithika said...

Of late I have started cooking from books because I feel guilty of having bought so many of them and not putting them to good use. Burfi looks delicious and that picture ... oooo.

 
At Wed Nov 15, 06:16:00 AM 2006, Anonymous mandira said...

this is simple to follow... and looks delicious. I need to get some coconut... NOW :)

 
At Wed Nov 15, 07:44:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Priya S&S said...

Beautiful picture.. wish I could grab one ... I love all your Indian sweets recipes , have tried everything and have never gone wrong . Will try this one soon..

 
At Wed Nov 15, 07:58:00 AM 2006, Blogger shammi said...

WOW, Saffron.. those photos are absolutely WICKED! If anything could make me drool over coconutty sweets, it's those photos. I actually wish I could have a taste of this fudge. You WICKED woman! :D

 
At Wed Nov 15, 09:15:00 AM 2006, Blogger sra said...

hi saffron, i identify totally with what you said about cookbooks - the stuff of dreams, sigh! And now i look for styling and photo tips now that i have a blog of my own!

 
At Wed Nov 15, 10:01:00 AM 2006, Anonymous asd said...

Hi SH,
What a glamorous picture! It is tempting me to try this recipe.I like your writing style and ofcourse pics too.

 
At Wed Nov 15, 10:19:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my!
They look delicious :)

Lavanya
http://hyderabdi-kitchen.blogspot.com

 
At Wed Nov 15, 11:33:00 AM 2006, Blogger Nabeela said...

I loved your write up....very good, as always :)

 
At Wed Nov 15, 12:00:00 PM 2006, Blogger Ashwini said...

Saf thats a fab recipe!! You are single handedly ruining my diet...hrmmph :-)

 
At Wed Nov 15, 11:21:00 PM 2006, Blogger Manju Bansal said...

Hi! Coconut Burfi is looking delicious. I have tried many times. But never came out good. Now I will definitely try.

 
At Thu Nov 16, 12:35:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Rashmi said...

SH...im so happy i gave this one a try...n it came out really well...it was yummmmm...thanx for the wonderful recipe!!!

 
At Fri Nov 17, 07:24:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lovely blog you've got! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes! First timer here! Love your 16 bean adai, tomato pickle recipe. Can't wait to give it a try! Wow, how creative and out of the box your recipes are!

prabha aka desimom (in indira's blog)

 
At Fri Nov 17, 08:01:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, your photos are mouth-watering. every time they are excellent. love your blog.

 
At Fri Nov 17, 09:13:00 AM 2006, Blogger Seema said...

he:
wow wow wow is just what i can say after going thro your blog....its so very beautiful and colourful and so many good yumm yummm recipies in ther ....i just cannot praise you enough for your good work ...and yeah a lot of your recipies are in my to try page already ....thanks a lot for sharing them and good work gal!!!!

 
At Fri Nov 17, 03:36:00 PM 2006, Blogger Radhika said...

They really look delicious!!!Thanks for sharing

 
At Sun Nov 19, 09:26:00 AM 2006, Blogger Anupama said...

SH, you are not going to believe this but just 1/2 an hr back I was contemplating making this sweet myself as I had a pack of frozen grated coconut lying in my freezer which I wanted to use up. But then I finally made date and coconut slices. But now i'll try your fudge recipe too.

 
At Mon Nov 20, 03:06:00 AM 2006, Blogger Vcuisine said...

Very nice pictures and recipes in your blog. This is my first visit.Tks for sharing this. Viji

 
At Tue Nov 21, 04:09:00 AM 2006, Anonymous tony said...

Long since you have tagged huh!!! Here is one- Cooking for a crowd Meme

How are you doing?

 
At Fri Nov 24, 04:40:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI Saffron
This recipe is so easy and it came out so well! My fudge is more fudge like than burfi.. and I stirred it for more than 50 minutes.. So i dont know what I did for it not to set as well as yours but gosh its delicious!!

Thanks!
Archana

 
At Sat Nov 25, 02:41:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Manisha said...

SH, I attempted to make this burfi for Thanksgiving. It was delicious but it was not as firm as yours. I used 2/3 cup sugar, which might be the reason. I simmered it for much longer but it wouldn't thicken beyond a point. So if you do try it with less sugar and it is as firm as the burfi in these pictures, please let me know what you did! I would love to make it again! It's very very good!

 
At Wed Nov 29, 04:15:00 AM 2006, Blogger Menu Today said...

Hi SH,
Another fabulous recipe to try.. Thanks for sharing.

 
At Wed Nov 29, 06:09:00 AM 2006, Blogger upsilamba said...

saffron, whats going on?
Its been a while since your last post.

 
At Wed Dec 06, 08:39:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful blog you have! I love the look of the burfi - I think Indian sweets are divine!
Freya x

 
At Wed Dec 06, 08:54:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi SH...Its been long time since your last post. I hope you be posting soon...I check your blog daily to see if you entered a new post.

 
At Sat Dec 09, 01:42:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Saffron hut,
I tried your coconut burfi fudge and Kaju katli recipes. Me and my family enjoyed both very much.

Kaju katli came out very well, just like store bought. However, coco burfi fudge tasted tasted very good but didnot hold its shape even after 10 hours of freezing. It was a lil bit watery.

Can you please suggest about what should be done to mail it hold its shape.

Thank you for these wonderful and simple recipes.
Hyma.

 
At Mon Dec 11, 08:37:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i havnt had burfi for ages. makes me want it!

 
At Mon Dec 11, 11:54:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Kat said...

Your presentation is great. Looks very easy to make. Coconut fudge..mmmm.

 
At Tue Dec 12, 07:56:00 AM 2006, Blogger Saffron said...

Linda
Thanks! Glad to hear that others are like me!

Manisha
I know...I know...I'm trying not to make and post too many desserts, but hey, tis the season!

spandana
of course you can! it is simple..you can do it..just follow your heart..

foodie's hope
thanks dear!

annu
Thanks! yes, I guess foodies are the same, the world over!

rashmi
hope the fix for the sugar problem worked out for you. Thanks for trying out this recipe. Glad that this one came out well.

krithika, mandira, priya
thanks! you are so sweet!

shammi
Heh heh!! go on..grab one...

sra, asd, lavanya, nabeela, ashwini, manju
thanks!

prabha, laxmi, seema
Thanks! do give it a try and let me know how you like it.

radhika
Thanks!

anupama
date and coconut sounds yummy! will check it out on your blog.

Viji
welcome! hope you visit often!

Tony
Thanks for tagging me. Cooking for a crowd hmmm? I have been doing that for the past 4 weekends in a row!

archana, manisha
Looks like you two had the same problem....I wonder why it wouldn't set up? did you use whipping cream that comes in a little cardboard carton? that's what I used. Did it not set even after 8 hours of chilling? Sorry I can't offer much help. I'm stumped as to what could have gone wrong.

MT
Thanks dear!

upsi, sri
I'm still here...just a tad busy..thanks for checking.

freyae
I couldn't agree with you more about the indian sweets!

Hyma
Sorry. Looks like a couple of other folks had this problem too. I don't know what could be the problem. I have made this burfi 4 times now and each time seems to be better that the previous!!! The last one got "burnt" a little bit...and the caramalized sugar was heavenly :)

gustad, kat
Thanks so much!

 
At Thu Dec 14, 11:19:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there...

Really nice blog.. I love all of your recipies...

Keep up the grt work...

 
At Fri Dec 15, 04:46:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my God!! this looks so amazing... really nice.. I am new to blogging.. and your blog looks so grt..
So visit mine if you can
its www.cook4me.blogspot.com

would love any pointers from you..

 
At Sat Dec 16, 04:36:00 PM 2006, Blogger KrishnaArjuna said...

Beautiful pictures SH.

 
At Tue Dec 19, 11:46:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Manisha said...

SH, it was so good, I made it a second time. The second time I used almost 1 cup of sugar - 15/16 cup of sugar if you will. I cooked it till the coconut complained and said no more! (It started browning!) It was definitely more firm than the first time but I could not cut it into beautiful squares as you have. It would tend to get squished as I cut it and lose all semblance of a form as I tried to get it out of the casserole. And, yes, I had greased it. And, yes, I used whipping cream that comes in a carton. And it was chilled for 24 hours.

I don't think there is a problem at all. I just think you have magic in your hands! :D

 
At Tue Dec 19, 01:41:00 PM 2006, Blogger Saffron said...

Apps
welcome and thanks!

aparna
thanks! I visited your blog and there is only one post about Mario Batali cookware!! am I in the right place?

KM
you are back!! Hope things have settled down at work.

Manisha
What can I tell ya? I'd blame it on the high altitude :) :) and call your version "Mile High Coconut Halwa"

 
At Thu Dec 21, 03:59:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This look very delicious.How do you manage to take such beautiful pics.Hats off to you my friend.Thanks.

 
At Fri Dec 29, 06:54:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely sweet and picture!

 
At Fri Dec 29, 06:54:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely sweet and picture!

 
At Fri Dec 29, 10:48:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your pictures made your recipe so sweet.

 
At Sun Jan 07, 02:15:00 PM 2007, Anonymous Madhavi said...

Beautiful photo SH and super-easy recipe too...1 cup each is the best description i've ever read!
I actually ended up with very chewy coconut burfi - like fudge, in fact...
I used whole milk (in stock, since i have a toddler) and even though it didnt take 50 mnts (maybe 35 tops) i did simmer it for a while after it started browning and leaving the sides of the pans...
Anyway, i'm a decent cook but haven't made a lot of desserts but i will try this again...
Thanks again for a lovely recipe!

 
At Mon Jan 08, 04:51:00 PM 2007, Anonymous Madhavi said...

Just adding to my last comment:
The burfi was chewy when cold but once i took it out after 5-6 hrs in the refrigerator, it was perfect consistency after about 10 mnts...

 
At Wed Jan 17, 09:25:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ENVY & MOTIVATION !! Those are the two things thats there on my mind now after going thru all ur pics. I dont know how I bumped into ur blog but I'm glad that I did. If I may quote urself, ur blogspot is a "Palette of flavours ". Photography is excellent. Food styling is awesome. Colour scheme is out of the world .Am sure Your food also tastes good. I was stumped by ur chutney presentation.I dont know if u have already thought 'bt this, if not, U should think of writing and publishing ur own cookbook !!

Shn

 
At Wed Jan 17, 10:40:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rarely cook from cookbooks either, I prefer to use them for inspiration - this recipe looks great.

 
At Thu Jan 25, 05:41:00 PM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried this with some variation - I used soy milk instead of regular milk. I used the quantities mentioned in the recipe, but it wasn't enough for 8x8 square pan (inch). I ended up using a 9x4 pan (inch), and even then, the coconut fudge was 1.5 centimeter thick!!
It was yummy and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but just wondering if using soy milk will decrease the volume of the end product, or there is some other factor in play.

Thanks for the recipe.
-Amit

 
At Fri Feb 23, 11:36:00 AM 2007, Blogger Maya said...

Thanks for a wonderful recipe. I used condensed milk instead of sugar, so my barfi was really gooey and I added saffron coz i love that flavor. I've had a craving for coconut fudge since a while but I always thought it was too much work. Your recipe nixed my dilemma and it turned out really good. Everyone who tried it loved it.
Also the pictures on your blog are really fantastic. I haven't ever been really keen on cooking before but you've inspired me to try out new recipes from blogs.

 
At Wed Mar 21, 12:04:00 PM 2007, Anonymous Taiba said...

SF, the simplicity of this recipe really appealed to me, I'm a die hard barfi fan and just had to try this. It turned out really good, my first attempt at barfi making. Thanks for sharing the recipe, gald you didn't lose the newspaper cutting. Great pics.
Will pass on the recipe to my mum, after all I inherited my sweet tooth from her.

 
At Thu Apr 12, 12:53:00 PM 2007, Blogger marriedtoadesi.com said...

This looks really good. I am so going to try it!

 
At Tue Apr 17, 03:08:00 PM 2007, Anonymous Aisha said...

Hi Saffron,
Many thanks for sharing this wonderful and easy recipe. I tried your coconut burfi recipe and it was AWESOME...Very delicious!:)

 
At Wed May 16, 03:11:00 PM 2007, Blogger Viji said...

Heyyyyy very nice pictures.I really like all ur pictures.Should i appriciate ur skill of taking photos or the camera???:-)) can i know,Which camera u use?

 
At Fri May 18, 03:11:00 PM 2007, Blogger Maria said...

This fudges are really tempting,i will definitely try them.

 
At Wed Aug 29, 11:55:00 AM 2007, Blogger bonziegal said...

Hi SH!

I tried this Burfi out last night and am yet to taste it! But somehow I felt it wouldn't yiled 32 pieces! I used an 8oz cup. Is that what you had in mind?

Thanks,
bonziegal!

 
At Sat Nov 03, 08:24:00 PM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful recipe Saffron. It was my first attempt to make any kind of fudge, let alone coconut fudge, It came out very nice though.

I have used the frozen grated coconut with only half the amount of sugar.

 
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At Fri Nov 23, 06:34:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome pics. great work. am amazed people can do so much with the time they have :).

Amritha.

 
At Mon Dec 03, 09:45:00 AM 2007, Anonymous desi_luvcoconut said...

Thanks for the recipe. I tried it yesterday on Sunday for a potluck party. I followed everything to the T, including getting the whipped cream carton near milk cartons in the refridgerated section at Walmart :).
But, the coconut burfi came out into a chewy gooey mixture after boling for 50 mins and chilling in fridge for 8 hours. It was like thick coconut kheer. I also looked up for your comments next to some users who said they got the same gooey results and followed what you suggested for remedial measures. In fact, I took every precaution, but still could not get the firmness you obtained to cut into squares. I used whole milk (full-fat) as the type of milk was not mentioned in your recipe. Could you please tell me what milk you used ? I am a little disappointed with my results even though it tasted good. Help !!

 
At Fri Jan 25, 04:59:00 AM 2008, Anonymous mehar said...

hi saffron....ur blog is very good..i like especially bcos u write the recipes in such a way that when you read u really feel that its very easy to make....if possible can you post a good recipe to make gajar ka halwa???/

 
At Wed Aug 20, 10:35:00 PM 2008, Blogger Cafe Talkers said...

Wow this looks delicious.....will surely try it....The other recipes also look mouth-watering....grt going....

 
At Sat Jan 17, 09:22:00 AM 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey saffron,ur pics looks amazing,i too tried this receipe but it had never set.can u tell me what milk u had used?

 
At Wed Dec 09, 10:26:00 PM 2009, Blogger :-)ivzzz said...

Hi luv ur pics...I tried the burfee but it turned out to be like a halwa...I can tell u for sure dat I have added the exact ingredients as per your instructions... please advise!

 
At Wed Dec 09, 10:26:00 PM 2009, Blogger :-)ivzzz said...

Hi luv ur pics...I tried the burfee but it turned out to be like a halwa...I can tell u for sure dat I have added the exact ingredients as per your instructions... please advise!

 
At Sat Feb 06, 06:29:00 PM 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks yummy!!

 
At Mon Mar 22, 03:14:00 AM 2010, Anonymous jeshi, NZ said...

wow,that's a great picture & easy recipe. im going 2 make for my friend's birthday next month. but not sure.. i can't wait for long time. thanx.

 
At Mon Jul 26, 05:37:00 AM 2010, Blogger shayma said...

hi saffron, i have sent you an email re the use of this photo- please let me know. thanks, shayma

 
At Thu May 24, 03:18:00 AM 2012, Blogger Jay said...

I use cookbooks like I use blogs like this - for inspiration!

Jay @ canvas giclee

 
At Fri May 03, 02:22:00 PM 2013, Blogger Sailaja Damodaran said...

http://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/6979/coconut-halwa.html.... check this out copy cat

 
At Thu Jun 13, 05:07:00 AM 2013, Blogger sanjana reddy said...

sweet is delicious.. must try this.. If you want to try north indian food varities check North Indian Recipes at foodsnearme.com

 
At Thu Jun 13, 05:07:00 AM 2013, Blogger sanjana reddy said...

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