COCONUT SWEET / COCONUT CANDY - Recipe from my book THE ANGLO-INDIAN FESTIVE HAMPER
Coconut Sweet / Coconut Candy / Coconut Fudge / Coconut Barfi - call it whatever name you want. A simple and easy recipe for a timeless Anglo-Indian Delicacy. Bursting with the goodness of fresh grated (scraped ) coconut, sugar and milk and a hint of vanilla essence. This baby pink sweet will rekindle nostalgic childhood memories of helping to stir the sweet while its being prepared to greasing the big plate the molten pink lava would be poured on to and finally to scraping and licking the residues left in the dekshi!!!
Makes 30 pieces Preparation time 1 hour
2 cups grated coconut
3 cups sugar
½ cup milk
½ cup condensed milk
1 teaspoon ghee or unsalted butter
½ teaspoon vanilla essence or extract
½ teaspoon food colour either pink or green
Melt the sugar with the milk and condensed milk in a thick bottomed vessel. Add the grated coconut and mix well. Cook till the coconut is soft. Add the vanilla, essence, food colour and ghee / butter and mix well. Simmer on low heat till the mixture becomes thick and leaves the sides of the vessel. Pour on to a greased plate and cut into squares.