Ras malai (indian sweet dessert)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 pounds Ricotta Cheese
2 quarts Half and Half
2 cups Sugar
5 \N Cardamon pods
1 \N Bay leaf
1 teaspoon Vanilla
\N \N Rose Water To taste (opt.)

1. Mix 1½ cups of sugar with the Ricotta cheese and bake it in a 400o F oven for about 1hr and 15 minutes in a flat dish covered with aluminum foil. The cheese should have hard- ened and turned a pale brown.

2. Thicken the Half and Half by simmering over low heat for a long time.

This is best done in a microwave; if a microwave is not available, do it over low heat and stir frequently. Thicken until the volume drops to around half of the origi- nal volume.

3. Add the remaining ½ cup sugar, cardamon pods, bay leaf, vanilla and rose water (and any other flavouring that you may want) to the Half and Half. Heat for a few minutes.

4. After the cheese has been baked, cut it into 1 inch squares and add to the hot thickened half and half. Cool for a few hours in the fridge.

Source: The Net

Posted to EAT-L Digest 07 Jan 97 From: "Imran C." <imranc@...> Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 12:48:52 +1000

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