Monday, February 14, 2011

Ricotta Coconut Fudge (Burfi)

Happy Valentine's day everyone.
I do not really know the history of chocolate and Valentine's day. But, I do know that you make something to feel your loved one feel good. It need not be just chocolate. So, I made these not too sweet Ricotta Coconut fudge or burfi. Instead of using milk powder with ricotta the way we make ricotta peda, I used fine ground coconut powder and the result is an awesome not too sweet but very soft fudge.
Ricotta Coconut Fudge

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Ingredients:
Ricotta cheese - 2 cups (I used part skim)
Sugar - 1 cup
Unsweetened dry dessicated coconut fine ground - 2 cups (If you can't get this, run the regular one in the blender/food processor to get powder and then measure)
Ghee or butter - 2 TBSP
Cardamom powder or vanilla - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Ricotta Coconut Fudge/Burfi


Method:
Grease a plate with ghee. I lined a 8" cake pan with parchment paper. Set aside. Take a thick bottomed vessel. Add butter or ghee and turn on the heat. Once the butter or ghee has melted, add ricotta cheese. Keep stirring on medium flame till it starts bubbling and spitting the water out. Add the sugar and immediately add the coconut powder. Stir. They all come together in 3 - 5 minutes. When there is almost no liquid left and it makes a huge mass, add the flavoring if using and stir for the final time. Pour it on to the grease plate or the parchment paper lined pan. The mixture won't fall like that of fudge. Take a wax paper and cover the entire surface with it. Flatten by pressing on the top of the wax paper. Let it set and cool. When completely cool, cut into desired shape and size. I made them very small just like the size of fudge. You could also make them into balls when cool enough to handle. Garnish with some chopped nuts if desired. My kids won't even touch it if I used any nuts in them. That was the reason for not using any. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 week if it lasts that long.

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28 comments:

  1. Happy valentines day to u too...Fudge looks extremely inviting..

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  2. good one with ricotta cheese..have never used this..I have always wanted to make rasmalai with it..the fudge sounds so interesting n delicious

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  3. delicious sweet and presentation with cute cups is very nice

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  4. Looks AWESOME. Bookmarked to try. I love coconut based sweets and your's looks easy to make.
    Happy Valentines Day Champa.

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  5. Looks yummy and easy to make. happy VDay.

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  6. Awesome wrap with a delicious fudge...Luc the pics..

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  7. Sounds so simple..beautiful presentation..have tried different variations with ricotta cheese..shall try this out too..

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  8. Champa how cute those look..colour combo is so wonderful!

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  9. love the presentation and the cups...always a favorite..yum yum!
    Smitha
    http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com

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  10. Humm very easy to make looks great will try and let you know.

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  11. tempting post....looks absolutely yum n delicious

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  12. Simply amazing.. Happy Valentine's day!

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  13. Fudge looks just perfect for valentines day.

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  14. Wow! They look awesome! But the cups stole my heart :)!

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  15. I came in with the expectation of RED. Looks cute. Any alternate for ricotta?

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  16. This use to be the sweet the day after satyanarayan pooja! All teh coconuts fromte hpuja would turn into laddu or burfi. Yummy..

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  17. Champa

    Gr8 presentation and it looks too good...
    Rujuta
    http://theworldaccordingtorujuta.blogspot.com/

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  18. fudge looks yum!
    any substitute for ricotta which could be used??

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  19. Anonymous,
    You could use paneer. Or make paneer at home and use that instead if you can't get it.

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  20. wow! yummy!
    Is it possible to make ricotta cheese at home?

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  21. Anonymous,
    Yes. You can make ricotta at home by curdling the milk with vinegar or lime juice. Drain and use the solid part.

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  22. But isnt that cottage cheese?? I never knew ricotta is same..

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  23. Anonymous,
    Ricotta is basically curdled heavy cream. Since I always use part skim or low fat, I have got good results using whole milk for this purpose. Here is a link of a blogger who has done with part milk and part heavy cream. http://theitaliandishblog.com/imported-20090913150324/2011/1/6/how-to-make-homemade-ricotta-cheese.html

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