Friday, July 29, 2011
Peda, Sweet Cream fudge
Organic Whole Milk - 1/4 gallon
Turbinado / Demerara Sugar - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cardamom Powder - 1/8 tsp, a pinch
Bring the milk to a boil in a heavy bottomed pan. Simmer and cook on very low heat for around two hours. Keep stirring the milk so that it doesn't stick to the bottom.
After 2 hours, the milk gets very thick. At this point we have to continuously stir otherwise it can get burnt easily. Add the sugar and cardamom powder and continue to cook for 10 more minutes till the mixture comes together almost like a soft ball.
Spread a tsp of ghee on a plate and pour the thickened milk. Let it cool a little, then apply a few drops of ghee in the hand and make small pedas of the desired shape. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
Makes around 8 small pedas.