Barfi, Barfee, Borfi or Burfi is a milk-based sweet from India. The name comes from Persian word barf, which means snow. Barfi is made by cooking the main ingredients: milk powder and sugar in a vessel until the mixture solidifies. The mixture is then transferred to a shallow pan and cooled down into a fudgey consistency. Finally, it is cut into squares, diamonds shapes and served. This sweet milk dessert has texture that is similar to a fudge with luxurious saffron and cardamom flavors. Barfi is often coated with edible silver leaf (vark) and sometimes rolled in crushed nuts before serving to add more flavor or color.
makes 15-16 pieces