When Brad and I had our Vedic wedding ceremony, a coconut featured prominently in the ritual. After it was over we were told that we should take the coconut home and make something sweet with it.
Well. Brad and I had never cooked with a whole coconut before! We had only ever purchased canned coconut milk.
Internet to the rescue!
Brad read up on how to open the coconut.
I found a recipe for coconut burfi. There are a number of different styles of burfi (sometimes called Indian Fudge, the word means “ice” or “snow” in Hindi).
Here is the recipe we used…
Ours did not turn out quite right. It didn’t gel the way it should have and was liquidy, like syrup with coconut flakes in it. I probably didn’t let it sit long enough! It was hard not to try to eat it immediately
Despite its strange appearance and the sticky fingers it gave us, it was super delicious! So I’m calling that a success.