Let me tell you a little story, about how the white chocolate barfi was “discovered”.
This post is all about confessions. Not every new recipe one tries is a flying success, some taste totally different from what one expected and some which taste great do not photograph very well. This serendipity of a recipe was one of the former. I was trying to create an apparently easy recipe of white chocolate bark and something went seriously wrong (please do not ask me what, I have no clue). Somewhere towards the last few minutes, it started to turn into a fudge-like consistency. Definitely not what would set into a bark! So, what was I supposed to do? Bin the chocolate? Of course not!
Since the Supremacy wanted fudge I decided to make fudge. I incidentally had some fresh khoya at hand so I added that to the fudgy mass, gave it a nice mix, cooled it, topped it with nuts, refrigerated and we had a delicious white chocolate mawa barfi ready! I must admit it was a quintessential Indian dessert – very very very sweet! So, unless you have a massive sweet tooth, do not attempt it 😉
Yes, only on my blog will you get recommendations on what not to make..haha! Just kidding! Go ahead, try it but be careful not to overindulge, it truly is addictive 🙂
For a less sweet barfi, why not try the apple barfi?
- White chocolate (broken): 250gm
- Fresh khoya(crumbled)- 50gm
- Chopped pistachios-1 cup+ ½ cup
- Chopped almonds-1 cup
- Dried rose flowers-2 tablespoons
- Line a baking sheet with foil and keep aside
- Prepare a water bath (see here the method to prepare a water bath and melt chocolate- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILPnE1NMbJs) and let the chocolate melt stirring continuously
- Keep stirring until smooth and mix in khoya and half cup pistachios turning off the heat
- Give it a nice mix and pour on the prepared tray. Smoothen with a blunt knife and sprinkle chopped almonds and dried rose flowers
- Refrigerate for a few hours and cut into small squares to serve. They stay well if refrigerated for as long as 3 weeks
Calories (per square)- 150 This is “My 8am Meal”