This simple Almond Burfi Recipe is a real treat.  Burfi is a dense milk based sweet confectionery from India, a type of mithai. A creamy desert with the consistency of fudge. The confection is served in India, all year round, but especially consumed during the holiday seasons, wedding ceremonies, and the religious festivals.


200 g (2 cups) full-cream milk powder
220 g (1 cup) caster sugar
300 g finely ground almonds
2 cardamom pods, seeds finely ground
Green food colouring
Edible silver leaf (optional), to decorate


Place milk powder in a bowl and gradually add 80 ml water, stirring, until the mixture just comes together in a firm ball
Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour or until the mixture is firm enough to crumble to a powder
Using your fingertips, crumble the ball into a fine powder
Place sugar and 125 ml water in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil
Add crumbled milk mixture and cook, stirring continuously with a spatula for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens and comes away from the side of the pan
Stir in ground almonds and cardamom, and cook for a further minute, then remove from heat. Colour with food colouring
Grease a 30 cm x 20 cm slice pan and pour mixture into tray
Using a knife, score the top into 28 pieces
Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm
Cut burfi into pieces using the score marks as a guide and decorate with silver leaf