Astra Bibikkan
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recipe image Astra Bibikkan
  • child-friendly
  • make-ahead
  • dessert
  • sweets
  • baking
  • new-year
  • cakes
  • medium
  • butter
  • budget
  • kids-party
  • party
  • afternoon-tea
  • asian
  • bake
  • tea
  • snack
  • lunch

Astra Bibikkan

Astra Bibikkan

A Sri Lankan delicacy of fruity goodness for the most festive of Sri Lankan celebrations is now here for your making. Every bite provokes a juicy burst of flavors onto your taste buds and fills your mouth with everything you love.
Fairly easy to make, all you need are some good mixing-hands and a pinch of patience.

A Sri Lankan delicacy of fruity goodness for the most festive of Sri Lankan celebrations is now here for your making. Every bite provokes a juicy burst of flavors onto your taste buds and fills your mouth with everything you love.
Fairly easy to make, all you need are some good mixing-hands and a pinch of patience.

  • Preparation time
     
    15 minutes
  • Ready In30 minutes
  • Servings
     
    10 portions
  • Medium

Ingredients

  • 450 grams of semolina
  • 115 gram of Raisins
  • 950 ml honey
  • 115 gram of flour
  • 150 grams of cashew Nuts
  • 300 grams of scraped coconut
  • 55 grams of Astra
  • 115 grams of sugar
  • 10 ml vanilla essence
  • 5 ml rose water
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Rind of lime

Nutritional values (per serving)
 

Nutritional information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate

Instructions

  1. Over a slow flame, pour in the honey on to a pan and add in sugar. After the sugar has dissolved, add in scraped coconut and mix until cooked. This would be your base for your Bibikkan.
  2. Add your preferred fruits into the base mixture and mix them until evenly distributed. Set in aside and cool the mixture over night.
  3. On the next day, add Astra, semolina and flour into the mixture. Combine the mixture until there are no visible lumps. Next, add vanilla, rose water, cinnamon, rind of lemons and cardamom and combine the mixture again.
  4. Spread Astra evenly onto a baking tray and pour in the Bibikkan mixture. Flatten the mixture on the baking tray and place cashew nuts on the mixture wherever you please.
  5. Finally, bake under moderate heat for 30 minutes and be welcomed to the most delicious of Sri Lankan delicacies.
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