Right, so the coconut burfi experiment. I did get around to it. But in following or attempting to follow the recipe to the T, I managed to overdo the sugar syrup, such that it would've been just right for coconut candy, not burfi. But, I made the coconut burfi nevertheless. It tastes great, just the way mom's did, but is a lot more brittle.
That's two indian sweets in my repertoire-semiya payasam and coconut burfi (am still gonna claim it. Its the taste that matters...).
I shouldn't be too proud..at my age my mother was probably cooking for 20.