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Mixed Nut Fudge

Written By Srimathi Mani on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | 9:16 PM

Happy Diwali!


Its that time of the year, when I usually get super motivated to prepare sweets, but this year, not so much. I stuck to my usual sweets that I have blogged. For a while I have been thinking of preparing mixed nuts based burfi. The nuts used in my recipe are pine nut, walnut, cashew nut, almond and pistachios. I have been reading about how walnuts can taste bitter in a burfi and the safe way to fix was to soak the nuts. Soaking the nuts not only helped using walnuts, but it also helped in removing the brown skin from the pistachios which I would otherwise not done so. My intention was to make it into a burfi, but it did required a lot more sugar and I thought I wanted to keep the fudge mild to enjoy the nutty flavors. So I converted them into a fudge. I absolutely love this recipe and have decided to make it often.











Gadgets:

Heavy Wok
Spatula
Moulds
Measuring Cups
Bowls
Blender

Ingredients:

Nuts ( Cashew, pine, almonds, pistachios and walnuts) - 1/2 cup each
Sugar - 1 1/2 cups
Saffron - a generous pinch
Milk - 1/4 cup
Hot Water - Enough to soak the nuts


Preparation:

1. Add the pine nuts, cashews and walnuts in a bowl. Add pistachios and almonds in individual bowls. Pour hot water into these 3 bowls and allow for them to soak for an hour or more. 
2. Remove the almond and pistachio skin.

3. Drain all the water, add the nuts into a blender and blend then into a lightly coarse mixture by adding some milk.

4. Heat the heavy bottom pan on medium, with 2 tbsp of ghee, add the nut paste and mix it well for 2 minutes. Add the sugar and mix well. Allow it to cook and sprinkle in the saffron.

5. Cook until the nut mixture comes together. Remove from heat and allow to cool. 

6. Make into the desired shapes and serve them, but I love it pipping hot.



I had a lot of fun making shapes with my wooden spoon that I had in my kitchen. It was as if I had a chance to play with play dough. The only difference here is, it is edible.


If you have similar type of moulds, it would be a great idea to sprinkle some corn starch into the mould to remove the fudge like textures easily.

Make a ball of the nut fudge that would cover the mould.

Flatten it to cover the mould.

Tap the wooden spoon on your board. The moulded nut fudge pops out. Dab  a little of the corn flour on the base to keep it dry.

11 comments:

  1. so yummy and nutty!
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  2. Belated diwali wishes to you and your family..Fudge looks super rich and highly addictive, loving ur mould.

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  3. Looks delicious, love the cute shape you have give the fudge :)

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  4. So yummy and a nice idea with the spoon..

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  5. Perfectly made and looks superb !!

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  6. Your fudge looks amazing.Great work Srimathi :)Please let me know if we can substitite this recipe for a coconut barfi.

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