Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mind Enchanting Laddus

This is a special post for the lovely and talented Lorilee at Mamakopp Wooden Toys. Go see her work, if you haven't already, they are unparalleled!

And now - lets make laddus!

You need to slowly melt one stick of unsalted butter, and add 3/4 + 1/8 C chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour. This means, that you need just a little less than one full cup of flour. Stir over slow fire until it turns a pretty light latte color and smells nutty.

As the flour melts with the butter, it will be a thick pancake butter consistency. Take it off the fire, stir for another 30 seconds, then let it cool down.

Mix in 3/4 + 1/8 C (same amount as flour, a little less than a cup) confectioner's sugar.

roll it into small balls, put it into the fridge for 20 minutes, then

and then

These laddus are very adaptable. Our favorite addition is walnuts, you add them with the flour so they get yummy and toasted. You may add lemon grind, a pinch of nutmeg, toasted coconut, raisins, roll them in any number of things, let the imagination soar!