It is so very true that necessity IS the mother of invention. It is only when you try to finish off some grocery with you, which you very well know may not push out in the near future, that you invent ways to finish it off without much fuss.
During last Ramadan, I had bought a packet of Qamarddin, which is basically preserved dry apricot sheets, to make juice out of it. Even though a tad bit time consuming, I used to love the end result, though nobody in my house were very fond. Once Ramadan got over, I knew for sure the remaining sheet is going to lie in the refrigerator and expire to glory. That is when I though, why not utilize it into a pudding. I googled for a recipe online and got one recipe, which unfortunately gave me something which looked like a juice rather than a pudding! OK, so now what do I do with it?? Then I suddenly realized that I had bought a set of lolly-holders and voila, there I converted into lollies, and the next day, it disappeared... In fact, I didn't get even one of them to eat fully. I had to satisfy myself by licking from what was given to hubby and the kids. :T
Makes 6 lollies
200 gm qamaruddin sheets, soaked in 2 glasses of hot water for 3 to 4 hours till soft
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp rose water
1 tbsp corn flour, made into a paste with 1/4 cup water
Soak the qamaruddin sheet in hot water for 3-4 hours or overnight, until soft. Mash the whole mixture by hand till well melted or you can also use a hand blender to mash up the mixture. Pour this juice into a saucepan, add all the other ingredients and mix well without any lumps. Bring to boil on low to medium flame and cook till the mixture thickens to a pourable consistency. Keep stirring in between to ensure that it doesn't stick to the pan.
Switch off the flame and let it cool. Once completely cooled, pour into your lolly holders and freeze them for 3-4 hours. To pull out the lollies, dip them in hot water for a few seconds and pull out. Enjoy!!!
Linking it to Akhila's event, Dish starting with Q.