Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Chocolate Crunchie Bar Barfi - Indian Fudge - Rakhi Sweets


Barfi is a traditional Indian subcontinent sweet dish normally milk based, the name derives from Barf which means snow and the main ingredients are normally milk powder, condensed milk and sugar. This can then be flavour with nuts, fruits and spices such as cardamon and topped with edible gold or silver leaf. Often given as gifts and eaten at times of celebration such as weddings, festivals and new blessings. The flavour and textures are similar to fudge or nougat. 


One time of year it is also exchanged is during Rakhi - click the link for my previous post on this. As this year I made homemade Rakhi, I also wanted to continue the theme and make traditional home made sweets too but rather than the traditional types of Barfi available in the shops I thought I would try a more modern fusion version of this using good old British Chocolate a Crunchie Bar.


One of my favourite chocolates, a crisp honeycomb covered in milk chocolate, also a great choice for any nut allergy sufferers as it does not contain any. I love making the extra effort when it comes to special times of the year and making things homemade. This Barfi was a great success and have glowing reviews so I would love to hear all your feedback on it. 



Ingredients


230g Rich Tea Biscuits
130g Crunchie Chocolate Bar
260g Condensed Milk
90g Unsalted Butter
200g Milk Chocolate

20cm X 20cm Brownie Pan

Method

1. Line Brownie pan with non-stick baking paper

2. Crush rich tea biscuits - you could use a food processor but I preferred a good old rolling pin and bit of anger release :)


3. Finely chop Crunchie bar up into small pieces


4. Melt and combine condensed milk and butter together on a low heat in a heavy based saucepan for 2-3 minutes


5. Combine crushed biscuits, crunchie chocolate, milk and butter together - mix thoroughly



6. Press into the bottom of the baking tray


7. Melt milk chocolate - either via a pot over boiling water or in microwave in 20 second bursts


8. Spread over the the top of the crushed biscuit mixture


9. Set in fridge for 4 hours

10. Cut into squares and enjoy




The final product for my Rakhi Tray, Crunchie and  Maltesers barfi along with a homemade Rakhi and a few packets of sweets for fun :)