As I said in the last post; I want to try variety of Sweets this Diwali. One more sweet -dish I tried is Bread Halwa. We always learn from others. Since I know few methods of making halwas, I asked my baking class friend who is good in innovative cooking. She said that once she had tried making Bread Halwa from research and reading. I tried as per her instructions and it came out superb. Did little alterations at the end, I added fried Cashew nuts and Raisins to the Halwa. During my childhood days, as I remember, bread was consumed only by sick people; plain with milk. That thought itself made me think never to fall sick. Bread, as we all know now is eaten as sandwich, toast or upma. Never before had I heard or tasted Bread Halwa.
Bread halwa sweet dish is less time taking recipe with requirement of minimal efforts. Take Milk Bread, cut into small pieces, fry in Ghee and mix with Milk+Sugar mixture. Add Cashew+Almond paste. Finally add Cashew and Raisins roasted in Ghee to the Halwa. When you have guests arriving at short period notice, you need not run to the shop to buy sweets. You can make this bread halwa easily, provided you have stock of bread and nuts. Do not go by the colour of this Bread Halwa; it may not look attractive, but it smells and taste really good. So try and enjoy the simple yet tasty Bread Halwa for this Diwali.
Bread Halwa Ingredients:
- White Bread – 10 Slices
- Sugar -1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp
- Almond / Badam – 8
- Cashew nuts – 10
- Ghee – 1/2 Cup
- Milk – 2 Cups
- Cardamom – 3
To be fried Ingredients:
- Ghee – 1 Tbsp
- Raisins – 8-10
- Cashew – 4
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
How to Make Bread Halwa:
1. Cut the breads into small pieces. Keep aside.
2. Heat Ghee in a Kadai, reserve 2 Tbsp for later use. Add Bread pieces and roast them in a low flame until it turns to golden in colour, look to that the Bread pieces do not turn to dark.
3. Meanwhile heat Milk in a vessel and add Sugar to it and boil it, Sugar should dissolve completely in Milk.
4 Add this to the bread pan and mix well. Cook it for few minutes or until it turns soft, continue to cook in low flame.
5. Put Cashew nuts, Almonds and Cardamom in a mixer jar, add very little water and grind it to smooth paste.
6. Add this paste and reserved Ghee to the above kadai and mix well. While cooking, it may turn gooey, but once you add this paste and Ghee it turns to Halwa consistency.
7. Continue mixing mashing in between until the Ghee start to float above the Halwa.
8. Fry Cashew nuts and Raisins in a Tbsp of Ghee until it becomes golden colour and mix well once before you switch off the flame.
1. Use Milk Bread for this recipe, as it suits well for Halwa.
2. Use the sides of the bread also as it gives good taste to the Halwa. Anyways the bread becomes golden colour once fried.