23rd January 2018

Cashewnut Doce

The Cashewnut Doce (Goan sweet) is an easy to make doce. It is a soft doce that tastes slightly like marzipan obviously because of the use of cashewnuts. It also has a soft and chewy texture. My Friend, Avril Baretto, has had a great collection of Christmas sweet recipes that she has gathered over time and this recipe is from one of hers.

Yield: 400 gms

Prep. Time: 15 Mins.

Cooking Time: 15 Mins.

Ingredients:

  • Cashew Nuts – 200 gms
  • Powdered Sugar – 200 gms
  • Full Cream Milk (warm) – 200 ml
  • Butter (unsalted) – 40 gms
  • Vanilla Essence – 3 drops
  • Food Colour – 2 to 3 drops (optional)

Step 1:     Powder the cashew nuts and transfer to a non-stick pan. Add the powdered sugar and warm milk and mix well so that there are not lumps left.

Step 2:     Switch on the heat to medium low and cook stirring continuously to avoid formation of lumps.

Step 3:     Once the mixture starts forming a blob, add the butter, vanilla essence and the food colour. Keep stirring till it leaves the sides of the pan.

Step 4:     Remove from the pan and spread on a greased thali. Keep aside to cool for an hour at least. Then cut into diamond shapes and leave the pieces to dry overnight.

Note:

  • You can also use salted butter.
  • The quantity show in the pictures is half of the quantity mentioned here.

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