Madly Appealing Coconut Clusters

By FeastofGreens
June 17, 2013
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Author Notes: I love the idea of unscripted desserts that require little skill and just minutes to put together. This recipe derives inspiration from the Indian sweet treat - Burfi. My version veers from tradition but is no less decadent. If you are looking for a chewy, cookie alternative, you have found it! These clusters are elegant and just perfectly sweet. FeastofGreens

Makes: 12-15

  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup ghee (See recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lemon - zest and juice
  • standard cupcake liners
  1. Combine coconut, sugar, ghee and water in a pan and cook over medium heat. Stir continuously until the mixture leaves the sides and comes together to form a loose ball. Mix in lemon juice and zest. Measure out 1 tablespoon portions into cupcake liners. Work rapidly. These will harden as they cool. Leftovers, although unlikely (!) can be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days at room temperature.
  2. Crushed cardamom and nuts are traditional flavorings. You can experiment with any combination of citrus, ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, rose/ almond extract or even stir in some chocolate chips.
  3. For delicious homemade ghee...Melt a few sticks of sweet cream unsalted butter in a deep saucepan on medium heat. Cook until the milk solids rise to the top and start to turn a lovely shade of amber around the edges. Finished ghee will smell wonderfully nutty. Strain and store in a glass jar at room temperature.

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