Eid Eats: Burfee

I’m going for an Eid party and I had to take something! So I’m taking burfee. Yeah I know. It’s burfee. Your plain, old, typical, traditional burfee! I had plans, I did, big plans in fact! You all know how it is though, life takes over, it gets busy, all that usual mum stuff! Before I go on, I need to tell you about this Eid party. It’s being hosted by my blogger friends Sarah of Flour and Spice and Asiya of Chocolate and Chillies. Where is this party happening you might ask? On their blogs of course! It’s another virtual party. Be sure to head over to their blogs to check out what everyone else is taking!


Isn’t Burfee just one of those things, it screams Eid. I mean I don’t know what other time of the year you’d make Burfee. Oh, family weddings of course! Family weddings always call for celebration food and Burfee is definitely celebration food and Eid is definitely a celebration. So Burfee it is.



  • 500g milk powder
  • 1 tin reduced fat cream
  • 350g icing sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 I butter
  • 1/4 can of condensed milk


Combine your milk powder and cream until it resembles breadcrumbs, set aside. On a medium heat in a small saucepan, combine icing sugar, milk and butter, gently stir until it comes to a boil, the sugar should be dissolved. Remove from the stove and add in the condensed milk, mix well. Pour the milk and sugar mixture into the powdered mixture and mix well until it comes together. Wrap in cling film and store in the fridge until needed. The burfee will firm up and can be easily shaped or cut. Top with slivered almonds and serve.


I need to tell you a story. One year, I sent a little Eid plate to my husband’s work. It included burfee and a few other special treats. His colleagues each took one of the treats and shoved the whole thing in their mouths, little did they know each one was meant for sharing. It was after this incident I realised burfee should come with some sort of instruction manual on proper eating etiquette. You see for those of you who don’t know, burfee is an Indian sweet treat referred to as a sweet meat, weird name I know, don’t know who thought up that one. Burfee is sort of like a milky type fudge or a rich milky truffle. It’s made with sugar and milk powder. It’s meant to be eaten in small doses, just like you would fudge or a truffle. It’s usually laid out in a big block and people are expected to cut away a small piece and savour it.

Burfee 1

Today’s burfee is traditional but I did turn this into a yummy modern treat when I made Burfee Frosting once, it was SOOO good. Be sure to try either of these recipes out!

To my food blogger friend Henna of My Ninja Naan, who was originally co-hosting this event. I am so sorry to hear about your dad, you and your family will be in my prayers.

Have a blessed Eid!

6 Comments on Eid Eats: Burfee

  1. sarahjmir
    July 28, 2014 at 1:04 am (5 years ago)

    I don’t know how you do it but you never cease to bring me joy – I really like barfee and I didn’t know you could make it at home!

    • modestmunchies
      August 7, 2014 at 10:09 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you! And thanks for hosting such a wonderful event. I wish I had more time to put more effort into it. In shaa Allah next time πŸ™‚

  2. Asiya @ Chocolate & Chillies
    July 31, 2014 at 1:38 pm (5 years ago)

    I’ve never attempted to make burfee at home before…looks like it’s not that hard. Looks delicious! Thank you for participating in Eid Eats and Eid Mubarak!

    • modestmunchies
      August 7, 2014 at 10:10 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you for hosting! Eid Mubarak to you too Asiya πŸ™‚

  3. Sadaf F K.
    August 2, 2014 at 12:40 am (5 years ago)

    Nothing can beat homemade sweets. You’ve made this burfee to its perfection. Good effort. πŸ™‚ Hope your Eid gone great. πŸ™‚ xx

    • modestmunchies
      August 7, 2014 at 10:10 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you! It went well, hope yours did too!


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