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Yes the name doesn't sound too fancy (I'm not good with names at all), I have done a direct translation of it and originally it's called khushk dhood ka halwa. Anyway it doesn't need any fancy name because it is a hit on its own.
And I gotta admit I'm in love with middle eastern food a lot, probably because they use a lot of different spices and this beautiful sweet is no exception. Even though its categorized as a sweet, it is not overly sweet like some out there. And that's a good thing because then you can eat heaps of them right ;)
This recipe was given to me by a family friend who is also equally passionate about baking and cooking. Shes much older than me but we do get along quite well, probably because we share the same interest and that becomes sort of our connection point.
I have tried and eaten a lot of different sweets and this is easily in my top 5 (I have got a long list). It is very easy to make, very quick and very yummy. I always make this when I'm running out of time or when I don't feel like going through a lot of hassle.
Milk powder halwa
Butter - 1/2 cup
Milk powder - 2 c
Condensed milk - 1 375g can
Almond - 1/2 c slithered
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Eggs - 4
- In a pan over medium heat, add butter and milk powder and stir 3-4 min until browned evenly. make sure not to burn
- In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and add to the milk mixture, add condensed milk, cardamom powder and keep cooking till it comes together and it's doughy.
- stir in the almonds and transfer the mixture in a square or rectangular baking pan and smooth it out.
- decorate with some almonds and let cool- cut into square or diamonds.