Saturday, May 15, 2010


Indian Sweets & Spices, approx. $.75/ea

The current selection of fresh house-made mithai at Indian Sweets & Spices includes two flavors of burfi that I haven't gotten to try before: chocolate and mango!

Burfi (aka barfi, burfee) is made by cooking condensed milk with sugar until it thickens into a velvety, fudge-like solid. It is frequently mixed with fruit, nuts, or other flavors; in the examples shown a layer of plain burfi rests on top of a flavored layer. The reflective particles on top are tiny bits of edible silver leaf--a flavorless but tasteful touch.

Both the mango and the chocolate were mild but discernible, and both batches were far less sweet than much of the burfi I've eaten in the past.

Indian Sweets & Spices
18002 15th Ave NE
Shoreline WA 98115

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