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LIVE SPOT PRICES/ EX WORKS/ NEW JERSEY/2/13/2016

Sheer pira (Afghan sweet)

Ingredients
440 g (2 cups) white sugar
500 ml (2 cups) water
440 g (4 cups) full-cream milk powder
1 tbsp ground cardamom
1 tbsp rosewater
125 g (1 cup) chopped walnuts
1 tbsp ground pistachios

Place the sugar and water in a saucepan over low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Simmer, without stirring, for 10–15 minutes, or until a thick syrup forms. Do not allow the syrup to colour.

Meanwhile, combine the milk powder, cardamom, rosewater and walnuts in a bowl. Pour over the hot syrup and quickly combine well. Pour mixture into a shallow dish and scatter with the ground pistachios. Stand for 30 minutes or until cool and set. Cut into diamonds or squares to serve.