The term burfi refers to a number of different sweets in Indian cuisine. Sometimes it's made with carrots, sometimes coconut, sometimes neither. This version is an easy cream-based candy called Coconut Burfi. It has lots of flavor from ground coconut and walnuts, and is subtly scented with ground cardamom. If you've made old-fashioned fudge before, the kind that crumbles a little when you cut it, you'll be familiar with the texture of this burfi. It's homey and comforting and a nice accompaniment to a mug of afternoon tea.
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