Rose caramel and pistachio biscuit burfi



Rose caramel and pistachio biscuit burfi- buttery, crumbly, rich, gooey with beautiful hint of rose flavor and adorned with chopped pistachios! It has a shortbread biscuit base, Rose flavour infused caramel made with milkmaid/condensed milk and nutty pistachios, a dessert which will be loved by all 😀


Rakhi is almost here and I am so so excited to share this recipe with you all! These biscuit burfis are a fun fusion mithai and can be made very easily at home. I get all creative during Festive season  and try so many fusion desserts. Do check out Paan and rose trifle jars, Kesar pista and white chocolate mini tart and Chocolate and date ladoos which taste amazing and are a good mix of western and Indian desserts. 


Coming back to these biscuit burfis, Rose and pistachio is a really delicious combination and my favorite too for making desserts. Start by making the super simple biscuit base with flour, sugar and butter and baking in oven till golden brown. It's buttery, crunchy and soft all at the same time. Next comes the star of this dish, the very rich and luxurious rose caramel which is spread over biscuit base and then finally chopped pistachios are sprinkled all over which gives a very nice nutty flavor.  Sheer decadence and divine! Every bite is sweet, slightly salty and so DELICIOUS 😁



Easy desserts are the best! This is one of those desserts which require minimum effort and the end result is so amazing. Fancy, vibrant yet so easy and quick to make. You can make this dessert 2-3 days in advance and refrigerate , stays absolutely fresh and crumbly. 

No bake chocolate tart, Whole wheat banana and nutella cake, No bake chocolate cheesecake (made with paneer) are also some really easy and moreish desserts which you all must try soon!





In this COVID scenario, it's definitely not safe to order food and desserts from outside.We have been cooking up a storm at home and making all sort of dishes like Dominos style zingy paneer parcel, Chocolate cake in kadhai/pressure cooker, Ultimate loaded nachos, Tandoori Vegetable Tikkas and so many more things at home. And I am so happy that  you all have been trying so many recipes from the blog too for your family. Love seeing your creations, please keep tagging me on my Instagram handle @fascinatingfoodworld when you try recipes.




Rich, buttery and crumbly Rose caramel and pistachio biscuit burfi- an amazing festive dessert for the coming occasion of Raksha bandhan!

Diet: Vegetarian
Type: Dessert
Serving: Makes 16 small squares

Ingredients

Biscuit base/Shortbread

1+1/2 cup flour (maida)
1/2 cup semi soft Amul butter ( Can use unsalted butter too)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4th tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cardamom powder (optional)

Rose caramel

200 GMs milkmaid 
1/4 cup semi soft Amul butter( can use unsalted butter too)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp roohafza
1 tsp rose essence ( Add more roohafza if u dont have essence)
2-3 drops rose color (optional)

Topping

1/3 cup salted or unsalted shelled pistachios

Method

First make the biscuit base ---->>

Start by creaming the butter and sugar together till light and fluffy using hand whisk or electric beater.


                   

Then add cardamom powder and baking soda and mix properly in creamed butter.

Next add maida/flour and 2 tsp milk and make a soft dough using your hands. ( Don't add more water or milk at all)


                            

Grease a square dish with melted butter.

Now spread the dough evenly onto the surface of square dish with the help of your fingers and flatten.

Bake in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 mins till its slightly golden but not burnt.

Once done, take the dish out of oven and let cool for 10 mins before  turning it onto a plate.

                          

Rose Caramel --->>

Add milkmaid, butter, sugar, roohafza, rose essence and color in a non stick pan and cook on low heat for 10-12 mins till you see it bubbling and thickening a bit (keep stirring in between)

Take off heat and let it cool down for 15-20 mins on it's own. It will thicken naturally and will come to a spreadable consistency. ( Refrigerate in fridge for 30 mins during hot and humid weather)

                          

Next spread this rose caramel gently over biscuit base.

Sprinkle chopped pistachios and rose petals.


                          

Refrigerate for 1 hour and then carefully cut into pieces.

Cut and keep it in fridge and take it out when you want to eat.

 

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It's insanely chocolaty, creamy, luscious with a super-light texture which just melts in mouth. It's decadent and you'll surely be in dessert heaven after eating it! Coupled with buttery biscuit crust, it's really an indulgent make ahead dessert and I guarantee that it's fail proof. 


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This dessert is effortless and don't have to take any effort to bake it in water bath or fear that it will sink or crack. Filling is just poured over the biscuit base and then leave to set in fridge overnight. You can garnish the way you want with shaved chocolate, chocolate chips, gems, Ferraro rocher or even pour a thin layer of chocolate ganache  which I use for my Ultimate eggless chocolate cake once the cheesecake sets.



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Paneer is also a type of cheese (cottage cheese) and when you cream it you get cream cheese!




Some key point of this no bake chocolate cheesecake
  • You can  use non-diary whipping cream like Tropolite which is already sweetened and gives amazing results. ( I have used non diary cream in this recipe)
  • If using regular cold heavy cream then make sure it has more than 30% fat so that it aerates and fluffs well which helps set the cheesecake. Add icing sugar while whipping this cream. ( Use Amul whipping cream or Rich whipping cream if you stay in India)
    • Since we are not using cream cheese, you also need to add slight bit of cream cheese spread to give that umami flavor. (Use Amul or Go cheese spread)
    • I have used digestive biscuit for the base but you can literally use any other biscuit like oreo, parle G, marie and mix with butter.
    • Amount of butter you add in crushed biscuit will vary from biscuit to biscuit. Just remember that texture should be like slightly wet sand when you press it on the base of spring-form tin.
    • I have used dark compound chocolate but you can use a mix of milk chocolate and dark chocolate or go for an even darker chocolate.



    Creamy and luscious No bake chocolate cheesecake - easy, simple, divine and an effortless dessert!

    Diet: Vegetarian
    Type: Dessert
    Serving: 5-6 people

    Ingredients

    250 gms paneer ( cottage cheese) ( Make at home with 1.5 litres milk)
    6 tbsp icing sugar
    3 Tbsp cheese spread (Amul/Go)
    5 tbsp cold milk
    160 gms dark chocolate ( I used Morde dark compound)
    1 tsp chocolate essence
    150 gm heavy cream ( add 4tbsp icing sugar)
                     or
    150 gm  non diary whipping cream (I used Tropolite which is already sweetened)

    Biscuit base

    100 gms digestive biscuit
    4 tbsp melted butter

    Method

    Begin by making paneer ( Cottage cheese), Bring milk to boil and then add about 2 tsp lemon juice and stir. Once paneer forms and water separates, strain and make sure there's no water content left in paneer.  Set paneer aside to cool down and come at room temp.

    Next, crush biscuits in a processor. Tip in a bowl and mix with melted butter.

    Now tip this biscuit mixture in a slightly greased spring-form tin and spread evenly. Press with the help of spoon tightly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

    To make cream cheese, blend paneer with icing sugar, milk and cheese spread till smooth and creamy. Strain this through a sieve and then set aside. ( Do not refrigerate)

    Next melt chopped chocolate in microwave or over a double boiler. Once it melts, set aside for 5 mins to slightly cool down. ( Don't set aside for too long else chocolate will start to get hard again)

    Mix melted chocolate, cream cheese and chocolate essence together gently  with a rubber spatula.

    Next, whip cold non diary whipping cream  or regular heavy cream till it is fluffy and stiff. Fold this whipped cream gradually in chocolate and cream cheese mixture using cut and fold technique gently. (If using heavy cream, add 4 Tbsp icing sugar and then whip. No need to add icing sugar in non diary cream if it is already sweetened)

    When you mix the whipped cream, don't overwork it or be in a hurry to mix it. Do it gradually and slowly otherwise air from the fluffed cream will escape and cheesecake won't set.

    Pour this filling over the biscuit base and spread evenly. Smooth out the top with a spatula knife or rubber spatula and then set in refrigerator for 5-6 hours or overnight.

    To demould, run a knife along the edges till biscuit base and then carefully open the lock of spring-form tin.

    Garnish with chocolate shavings. Slice and serve.

    Can refrigerate upto 3 days, tastes even better the next day!




    Some additional notes:

    Both leftover heavy cream and non diary cream can be store in freezer for months and thawed when used next.

    If the carton in which cream comes doesn't have a sealing cap then just empty in air-tight container and freeze.





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