It's something special, but is it love? Its hard for some people to call it love because of pride and some, perhaps, even reject the feelings. What ever it is , love is in the air when he gives you butterflies in your tummy by just being in your thoughts or makes your heart thump as if you've just run a 100 m dash when he's near you. Some don't even feel love at first, until an argument or risk of break-up comes into picture and 'hate' soon blooms into romance. Others misunderstand friendship, lust or even infatuation as 'love' but love is so pure and honest and it doesn't need material assurance to ignite it. Don't rush into anything and take it slow and steady so that love will last till the end.
You must be thinking what am I blabbering here, hey but its Valentines Day and I'm so in love, no matter its V-Day or not. It has been 13 years, I have been swimming in the sea of love, for some one who have been very strict and fierce, love has changed me to who I am today. I thank God for sending me the guardian angel to care and love me my whole life, okay I better stop here. I can talk and talk and talk non-stop when it comes to love, let me bring you to the recipe today.
Today's special recipe is Coconut Candy, I have made this for the first time in my life for my beloved husband to celebrate V-Day. This candy is one of his favorite, but knowing me, I'm someone who don't fancy sweet stuffs and always very health conscious he never asked me to make for him. But it's not fair isn't it, once in a while its okay to have. Now let us see how to make this;
2 2/3 cup of shredded coconut (only white part)
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of evaporated milk
1/2 cup of condensed milk
2 tbsp ghee/butter
2 tsp of rose extract
Few drops of red/pink food coloring
A pinch of salt
In a non-stick pan, melt ghee/butter and add coconut fry for a couple of minutes over medium flame, now add sugar, evaporated milk, condensed milk, rose extract, red coloring and salt. Stir everything continuously, do not leave the mixture without stirring constantly because it will be easily burnt. Stir until the mixture clumps together and almost dry.
Pour the mixture on a square cake mould and let it cool down, now cut into small squares and place it in the fridge overnight. The next day, remove from fridge and place the squares in air-tight containers in the fridge, it can be kept up to a month (if you don't finished it immediately :) ) Now our Coconut Candy is ready to be served.
Do try and let me know how it turned out!