Barfi – East Indian Sweet

Today is Divali and besides the lighting of the deyas, dance, tassa drumming and all the fun activities that depicts Divali, it is the food that most of us have come to love, well for me, it is the sweets.

Today, I want to share my barfi recipe with you.

1 lb powdered full cream milk
1 cup double cream
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp rose water
3/4 cup water
2 ginger, pieces
2 cherries, chopped
2 almonds, chopped

Mix powered milk and cream until very crumbly.  Sift mixture through a sieve. Boil sugar, water, rose water and ginger for approximately 10 minutes; (just before sugar spins a thread) remove ginger. Stir in milk mixture and combine well. Press mixture firmly into greased dish using back of spoon. Decorate with cherries, almonds or sprinkles. Cut when cool.


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