Assorted Fruit Almond Fudge/ Badam Katli
Wishing a very happy Diwali to all celebrating! May this festive season bring in a colorful, sweet and fruitful year ahead! Almond Fudge/ Badam Katli designed like real assorted fruits is sure to be a showstopper. This decadent has a delicious taste and texture anyone will adore.
Incorporated turmeric powder to the sugar syrup for added natural yellow color, which is completely optional. As the syrup boils the turmeric aroma dissipates allowing the Kewra essence to dominate. My family dislikes cardamom flavor so I gladly skipped it.
I prepared these sweet fruits in 2 batches, the 1st being the slightly bigger fruit treats with the mentioned measure. Later, went with the bite sized ones on the 2nd batch and created 10 nos. Working quickly with the fudge can be challenging (check notes); I almost gave up as it didn't hold the shape I desired. But as the temperature lowered it worked like magic and the shapes were made in less than 5 mins. No special tools is required for this except for a pastry or butter knife to make the lines for the persimmons. I'm sure you can guess the rest of the fruits right. I took extra time to color with some organic and natural food color. The 3 main colors used are turmeric (yellow), beetroot powder (red) and matcha powder (green). I boiled the turmeric with 2 tbsp of water for the raw aroma to dissipate. Cloves act as the tiny edible stems to complete the fruits. Made some edible hay for the decor with caramel strings/sticks.