Bread Badam Halwa/ Almond Bread Halwa

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I am happy to announce my first contest win. Yep, I recieved an email that my blog was selected as this week’s winner for the Foodie Blogroll “Comment to Win – Naturally Knocked Up – e-course” contest! I am super elated that I won a course as my win that will help me learn the healing effects of food in relation to pregnancy. Looking forward to learn about it and sharing more healthy recipes…

My friends and I had a potluck yesterday, and whenever I make something for a crowd, I have this overwhelming urge to make something sweet. Even if I plan on making a main dish, I would somehow at the last moment make a quick dessert. I am not sure why..Nowadays, people just get used to me being the dessert gal of the group. And, I like being that gal. So, for the potluck yesterday I made a quick halwa using some leftover bread. This whole dish from thought to taste took only about 30 minutes. And, that is quick for a halwa recipe.

15 slices whole grain white bread
1 cup almond milk
3 tbsp ghee + 1 tsp ghee
1 cup MTR Badam Feast
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp sliced almonds to garnish

Cut the crusts off the bread and toast the slices by drizzling with 2 tbsp ghee. Warm the almond milk in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Place the warm almond milk in a bowl. Crumble the toasted bread in the bowl and let it soak in the milk for 5 to 10 minutes, until the bread absorbs all of the milk. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp ghee in a pan and fry the sliced almonds until slightly golden. Set aside. Add the soaked bread into the pan and cook until it starts to come together in a single mass. Add the sugar and the MTR Badam feast and cook until it starts leaving the sides of the pan. Drizzle the remaining ghee and cook for a few more minutes. Remove and garnish with the sliced almonds.

Note: Feel free to substitute whole milk for the almond milk. The MTR Badam Feast had a little bit of saffron, cardamom, sugar, cardamom, ground almonds and milk powder. If you don’t have it readymade, add these ingredients.

Verdict: Quick and easy yet tasty and flavorful, I got to eat halwa without laboring on the stovetop for hours. The sweetness was just right and there wasn’t too much ghee.

I am sending this halwa to ‘Celebrate Sweets: Halwa’ Event by Nivedita.

I am also sending her my ‘Pineapple Kesari’ recipe.

I am also sending this to ‘Inftar Moments:Hijri’ Event hosted by ‘Taste of Pearl City’.

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