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    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 )

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    Default Re: Laddu (chickpea flour fudge)

    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 - I quite like the thought of using pistachios.

    Do you have a pic?

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    I'll see what I can do...

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    Never heard of that before, but sound like something I might like.

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

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    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.

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    Yeah!!! Thanks for that.

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    Default Re: Laddu (chickpea flour fudge)

    When I find chickpea flour I'm going to try this out!!

    Thanks Fiamma, for posting

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    Steel yourself, Roxy - it is VERY moreish!!! It's got a really delicate flavour, with an aftertaste that's almost like honey. Mmmmmmmmmm

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    chikpea flour here I come.

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    mm, sounds delicious...but where do you get chickpea flour??
    Piggy

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    Default Re: Laddu (chickpea flour fudge)

    Its usually called gram flour and i find mine in the indian food section of the supermarket.

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    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.

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    Default Re: Laddu (chickpea flour fudge)

    oh this sounds so good...this is next weekend's baking project

    amanda

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    Default Re: Laddu (chickpea flour fudge)

    Quote fiamma View Post
    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?
    Piggy

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    wauw. that. looks. good.

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    It doesn't burn and stick - you've got to keep stirring though.

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    Default Re: Laddu (chickpea flour fudge)

    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?

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    I finally bought gram flour yesterday and will try it with almonds (don't like walnuts too much) this or Monday night!

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    Default Re: Laddu (chickpea flour fudge)

    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...

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    cedarblue - when i tried it, i got a square about 6inches by 4 and about an inch thick. was very tasty too

    amanda

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    Default Re: Laddu (chickpea flour fudge)

    I halved the recipe to limit damage to the waistline
    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 )

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    Default Re: Laddu (chickpea flour fudge)

    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?
    Piggy

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    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...

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    Quote piggy View Post
    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

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    Default Re: Laddu (chickpea flour fudge)

    thanx!! i'll try not to let it burn next time!! it was quite nice all the same
    Piggy

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    Default Re: Laddu (chickpea flour fudge)

    i tried again and didn't burn the flour this time. i heated enough oil to just cover the bottom of the pan, then added the flour. that's a lot less oil than i used last time, and they didn't turn out too oily this time. once i'd done roasting the flour, i added a mix of melted brown sugar and water because i didn't have icing sugar. the mix was still kind of crumbly, so i added a little bit of water until it got the right consistency to make little balls. they were delicious!
    Piggy

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    yay these things have become a big hit with my flatmate and she gets me to make them all the time. to think i used to just use chana flour to make rice! what a waste

    amanda

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    Yummy !!!!

    You will not miss besan Laddu now.

    Requirements:

    500 gms Besan ( Chana/gram flour )
    150 gms Normal Olive Oil ( do not take Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
    300 gm Sugar Powder
    Raisins,
    Cardamom Powder
    Chopped Almonds
    Chopped Pista

    Procedure:-
    Heat flour with oil till it turns golden.
    When it turns golden, add sugar powder, and rest of others.

    Mix Well, Make Laddu

    Enjoy !!

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