Sunday, September 9, 2012

Rava and Coconut Burfi

Ive tried similar kind of burfi only with coconut.It will be slightly soft and chewy.

This recipe is my chithi's recipe handed over to her by her MIL.It uses a combination of sooji/rava and coconut.The sooji gives a little hard texture  to the burfi.


Sooji / Rava - 1 cup

Grated coconut - 1 cup

Sugar - 1 3/4 cup or 2 cups if you want it to be sweeter

Ghee - 2 tablespoon

Powdered Cardamom - 2tsp

Method :

Grease a plate.

Slightly roast grated coconut and rava separately till i tbecomes slightly golden

In a thick bottomed vessel add the sugar and  just enough water to cover the sugar.

Heat the mixture on high until it starts boiling.Reduce the heat and allow it to cook till you get one string consistency.

Now add the coconut and rava and keep on stirring for every 2 minutes on medium heat.

Once when the mixture starts leaving the pan,add the cardamom powder  and 2 tablespoon of ghee.

Transfer the contents into the greased plate,level it with a flat bottomed cup and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.

Cut into desired shapes

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hershey's best brownies

Ive tried 3 or 4 brownie recipes so far and this one will surely be in my recipe binder.It uses simple and very few ingredients and so easy to make.

Recipe courtesy : Hershey's

I didn't make the frosting.


All purpose flour - 1/2 cup

Cocoa Powder -  1/3 cup

Unsalted Butter melted - 1/2 cup

Sugar -  1 cup can be reduced to 3/4 cup

Vanilla essence -2tsp

Baking Powder - 1/4 tsp

Salt - 1/4 tsp

Eggs -2

Chopped Walnuts - 1/2 cup


Preheat oven to 350degF. Grease a 9 inch square pan.

Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla in bowl. Add eggs; beat well with spoon. Stir together flour,  
cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in nuts, if desired. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Cut into squares.

Yield - 16 brownies