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In this episode of I Want To Bake Free, Maria Goretti fuses our ancient Indian heritage with a British influence as she demonstrates how to bake the Barfi Pie. This pie is for all the dessert lovers out there.
Barfi Pie Recipe by Chef Maria Goretti

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-20 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10-12 Min


  • For Barfi Pie: 120 gm butter
  • 60 gm castor sugar
  • 150 gm all purpose flour
  • 250 gm khoya
  • 150 gm sugar
  • 1 gm saffron
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • ¼ Cup milk
  • 8-10 chopped pistachios
  • powdered sugar
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  1. 1

    Procedure to make Brafi pie: In a bowl add butter and whisk it.
  2. 2

    Add castor sugar, an egg, refined flour and make a batter.
  3. 3

    Cool the batter into the fridge with a covered piece of cloth for 30 minutes.
  4. 4

    On the table top add flour and roll out the dough using a rolling pin.
  5. 5

    Into the pie case place the dough and cut off the extra portion.
  6. 6

    Let it cool in the fridge for 10 - 15 minutes.
  7. 7

    Dock the pie base using a fork and bake it in a preheated oven at 180' C for 10 - 12 minutes.
  8. 8

    In a heated pan add khoya, sugar and mix it.
  9. 9

    Add saffron, cardamom powder and stir it.
  10. 10

    Roll out the pie dough and cut it into slices.
  11. 11

    Add barfi in the baked pie and cover it with slices of pie dough.
  12. 12

    Brush milk wash over it.
  13. 13

    Add chopped pistachios and bake it in a preheated oven at 180' C for 20 minutes.
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Maria Goretti


Maria Goretti dons many hats – TV anchor, model, dancer, chef and an award-winning author. She kickstarted her career as a VJ and toured with musicians around the world, while audiences came to love her as a warm and friendly face on TV. In 2011, she pursued her passion for baking and cleared a Cordon Bleu certificate course in food and baking at the Tante Marie School of Cookery, UK, run by Gordon Ramsay, with top honours. Soon after, she dabbled with writing and published a cookbook ‘From My Kitchen To Yours’ that was recognised as the best television chef book in English by a popular chef at the Gourmand World Cookbook in 2017. With television being one of her foremost passions, she has hosted several food shows that explore the intricacies of cooking. On Living Foodz, Maria’s show ‘I Love Cooking’ garnered high praise, and more recently ‘I Want To Bake Free’ is dedicated to those who love breads, cakes, cookies, savouries and everything else in the universe of baking.

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