Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Divine Diwali Dessert

With Diwali just round the corner, I am sure all of you are feeling the festiveness and getting all geared up for greetings and parties.  But what's Diwali and parties without delicious food? So, today I want to share with all of you the recipe for a yummy chocolatey sweet that can be made in about 10 minutes!  Every year I pack cute little containers with sweets and savory snacks and gift them to my neighbors and friends during this time.  I love putting up lights around the house and decorating the porches and patios with designs (rangoli).  This recipe is a contender for this year, for it's ease and taste.  It's also rather contemporary and has been a real hit so far.

Finally, here is the recipe for:

Charming Chocolate Burfi

1 pack Instant Dry Milk powder
1 pint Heavy Whipping Cream
1 cup Confectioners Sugar
1 tbsp- Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
2 tbsp Hershey's chocolate syrup

Mix milk powder, sugar and heavy cream.
Halve this mixture into two bowls, add chocolate syrup and cocoa powder to one and mix very well. 
Microwave both mixtures for 2 minutes, then fold in.  Repeat this process until mixture attains the consistency of soft cheese, firm enough to cut into bars.
Now, spread the non-cocoa mixture onto a baking pan, then layer it with the cocoa mixture, so you have a two-color sweet that you can cut into bars. Give it time to set , about an hour or so to cool off, before cutting into pieces.

Since this is milk-based, it should be stored in the refrigerator, but believe me, it goes fast when you have it out, so you may not need to store it at all!

Variations: You may add almond or walnut flour to this for a nutty flavor, and/or garnish with chopped nuts, or use food color in the white part of the dessert for a different look.  For a more festive look, decorate with a thin silver foil on top.

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