One of our favorite parts of our monthly Learning Capsules is our collection of regional recipes. Food is an excellent way to learn about history, culture, environment and traditions. Cooking together as a family is a wonderful way to introduce a new country, it's ingredients, traditions and culture to children. It's also a great way to spend quality time together as a family. Not to mention learning and practicing real life mathematics through the use of measurements!
This recipe was found in Made in India: Recipes From an Indian Family Kitchen, which is part of the Reading List in the India Learning Capsule.
“This is a fairly ancient Gujarati sweet, which is perfect for Diwali. Traditionally it’s made using fresh coconut and milk which has been reduced for hours but as coconut trees don’t readily grow here and there’s no need to spend hours reducing your own milk, I make these with desiccated coconut and condensed milk – two readily available store-cupboard ingredients."
"What’s even more satisfying is that the fudge can be made within minutes (depending on your ball-rolling skills) and looks impressive, so they will stand you in good stead for last-minute dinners, bring-a-thing-to-work days, picnics, bribes and village fete offerings.” -- Meera Sodha, author
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