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fiamma
Mar 1st, 2007, 09:58 PM
3/4 cup butter*
2 cups chickpea flour (gram flour)
2 tbsp chopped walnuts
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup icing sugar

Melt butter*. Add sifted flour, walnut pieces and nutmeg. Cook, stirring constantly with wooden spoon, for 15-20 minutes until mixture has turned a deep golden brown and has a loose consistency. Remove from heat and add icing sugar until well combined. When cool it can be rolled into balls; alternatively press into a dish and cut into squares when cold.

You can vary the spices and nuts.

*(this is the original version of the recipe, use vegan version of course. I never use marg but used sunflower oil instead and it tasted good. Don't know how it's supposed to taste though :D )

Cherry
Mar 1st, 2007, 10:06 PM
I may have to try that. The one I had been looking at (though I wasn't sure if that was what we were talking about!) was this one: Laddoo (http://www.mamtaskitchen.com/recipe_display.php?id=%2010083) - I quite like the thought of using pistachios.

Do you have a pic? :)

fiamma
Mar 1st, 2007, 10:07 PM
I'll see what I can do... :)

pavotrouge
Mar 1st, 2007, 10:13 PM
Never heard of that before, but sound like something I might like.

How long does it stay good (in the fridge ?!)?

fiamma
Mar 1st, 2007, 10:42 PM
It's so yummy, I don't think that would ever be an issue ;) I don't know to be honest... four or five days at least, I'd imagine.

sacrilegend
Mar 2nd, 2007, 10:59 PM
Yeah!!! Thanks for that.

Roxy
Mar 3rd, 2007, 05:51 AM
When I find chickpea flour I'm going to try this out!! :D

Thanks Fiamma, for posting :)

fiamma
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:08 PM
Steel yourself, Roxy - it is VERY moreish!!! It's got a really delicate flavour, with an aftertaste that's almost like honey. Mmmmmmmmmm :)

Marie
Mar 3rd, 2007, 05:45 PM
chikpea flour here I come. :)

piggy
Mar 3rd, 2007, 11:57 PM
mm, sounds delicious...but where do you get chickpea flour??

puffin
Mar 4th, 2007, 10:49 AM
Its usually called gram flour and i find mine in the indian food section of the supermarket.

fiamma
Mar 4th, 2007, 11:39 AM
I get it at the supermarket - at the Coop it's found among the nuts and dried fruit. Or I get it at NaturaŚ - you should get it at any health food store.

flying plum
Mar 5th, 2007, 12:59 PM
oh this sounds so good...this is next weekend's baking project :)

amanda

piggy
Mar 18th, 2007, 01:31 AM
3/4 cup butter*
2 cups chickpea flour (gram flour)
2 tbsp chopped walnuts
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup icing sugar

Melt butter*. Add sifted flour, walnut pieces and nutmeg. Cook, stirring constantly with wooden spoon, for 15-20 minutes until mixture has turned a deep golden brown and has a loose consistency.

so you don't use any water at all? doesn't the mixture burn & stick?

Smoothie
Mar 18th, 2007, 02:03 AM
wauw. that. looks. good.

fiamma
Mar 18th, 2007, 09:53 AM
It doesn't burn and stick - you've got to keep stirring though.

sacrilegend
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:05 PM
I just made this - with cashews and almonds, and cinnamon and nutmeg. I added more margarine than the recipe called for - after I added the icing sugar the mixture was still too dry. How do you do this with olive oil?

pavotrouge
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:11 PM
I finally bought gram flour yesterday and will try it with almonds (don't like walnuts too much) this or Monday night!

cedarblue
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:23 PM
looks like fiamma used sunflower oil not olive oil - sunflower oil will be thinner and more runny than olive, olive may impart some of its own flavour too.


p.s. fiamma - how much quantity does the recipe yield? i'm thinking of taking it to potluck but want to make enough...

flying plum
Apr 2nd, 2007, 11:05 AM
cedarblue - when i tried it, i got a square about 6inches by 4 and about an inch thick. was very tasty too :D

amanda

fiamma
Apr 2nd, 2007, 12:10 PM
I halved the recipe to limit damage to the waistline :D
I pressed it into a plastic box about eight inches by four, and I suppose I got about eighteen little squares. I think the original recipe said 20 balls.
I think your potluckers are going to like it, cedar, so I think you could safely double it. (That's half for you and half for Johnny of course ;) )

piggy
Apr 14th, 2007, 11:13 PM
i made this tonight, with almonds instead of walnuts and brown sugar instead of icing sugar. i didn't measure out the quantities though. and because i used oil instead of marge, i wouldn't even be sure how much to use...the equivalent in weight?

anyway, my conclusions are:

-i think i put in too much oil, because they are quite oily
-i think i kept them on the heat for too long, coz they have a slightly burnt taste too them
-they don't taste bad as it is anyway

question: is the oil-flour mix supposed to look like a wet mass at any point? or does it have to look like a dry, floury powder all the time?

pavotrouge
Apr 18th, 2007, 09:30 PM
I still haven't found the time to make it but found a store that sells laddu (now everybody wants care packages, right?)... I'll buy some and maybe finally find the time to make it one day...

flying plum
Apr 19th, 2007, 12:20 AM
i made this tonight, with almonds instead of walnuts and brown sugar instead of icing sugar. i didn't measure out the quantities though. and because i used oil instead of marge, i wouldn't even be sure how much to use...the equivalent in weight?

anyway, my conclusions are:

-i think i put in too much oil, because they are quite oily
-i think i kept them on the heat for too long, coz they have a slightly burnt taste too them
-they don't taste bad as it is anyway

question: is the oil-flour mix supposed to look like a wet mass at any point? or does it have to look like a dry, floury powder all the time?

i've made this a couple of times now, once with pure marge and a few times with oil.

both times with oil, it came out quite oily and didn't really 'set'. it worked much better with marge.

for me, it goes a bit wet, but i found it worked best to have it almost like a dough, with a bit of malleability to it, because when you add the icing sugar it goes more 'solid'.

you have to be really careful to keep the heat low and continually move it around the pan, because otherwise it does burn a little.

amanda

piggy
Apr 19th, 2007, 10:48 PM
thanx!! i'll try not to let it burn next time!! it was quite nice all the same