1 can condensed
25 ml water
350 g sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Dissolve the condensed milk and water over a low heat.
Add the sugar and continue to stir constantly until
the mixture starts to crystallise and leave the sides
of the pan. Crush the cardamoms. Pour the vanilla
essence into the pan, add the cardamoms and mix well.
Spread the mixture on a buttered dish, into small
diamond or square shapes and separate when cool. From
"A taste of Sri Lanka" by Indra Jayasekera, ISBN #962
224 010 KIR SORBET
Servings: 1 servings
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