Rich Christmas fruit cake

Reblogging last year’s post:

It’s exactly 10 day to Christmas! Woohoo!! My preps are in full swing, although I still have a fair bit left to be done! Remember my post on rum soaked dry fruits? It was about time for those drunken, boozy dry fruits to be used in the making of the the Christmas fruit cake-A cake that is a rich with rum soaked dry fruits, absolutely moist and  reminiscent of spices. Wow! My kitchen was brimming with the aroma of all the warm spices:) Continue reading →


Marzipan

Marzipan is my favorite Christmas sweet! I’m a self confessed, marzipanaholic, Geez!! I just made up a word đŸ˜€ Well! That’s me ! Continue reading →

Bebinca ( Multi layered Goan dessert)

 

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Bebinca , also known as bebic, is a classic and popular Goan multi layered dessert that features in most festivities, be it Christmas, Easter, weddings or Christenings. It is made using flour, egg yolks, sugar, butter, coconut milk and nutmeg. Continue reading →


Guava cheese (Perad)

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Guava cheese is a one of the most commonly prepared sweets in most Catholic households for Christmas. It is chewy and yet a melt in the mouth kind of fudge if prepared correctly. It is known as Perad in Goa.

Few basic ingredients go into the making of Guava cheese i.e guava, sugar, lemon juice & butter. The short list of ingredients are compensated for the lengthy procedure. But that end result definitely makes it worth the effort. These will disappear faster than the total time it will take you to prepare them. At least I can easily gobble 4-5 in one go đŸ˜€ They are extremely addictive. Continue reading →

Doce de grĂ£o ( Gram sweet)

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Hello folks!

How is everyone? How are your holiday preps coming along? Today I have another classic Goan sweet to share with you’ll.  ‘Doce’ and ‘grĂ£o’ means ‘sweet’ and ‘grain/bean’ in Portuguese. This is almost like a fudge, made of chana dal ( split Bengal gram) , freshly grated coconut, sugar and flavored with cardamom. It is quite a tedious and time consuming dessert, but the results are so worth it! I promise! Continue reading →


Milk cream ( milk toffee)

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Milk cream or milk toffee as some call it is a fudge made of milk , sugar and cashew nuts. These delicate Christmas treats are a regular in my household that always feature on our Christmas platter ! Continue reading →

Rava (Semolina) laddoo

 

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Rava laddoo is a yummy Maharashtrian sweet, prepared during festivities such as Diwali, Navratri to name a few. Few ingredients go into the making of these delicious laddoos, namely semolina, sugar and ghee. It is flavored with cardamom powder. Addition of nuts and raisins give it an additional texture and crunch. Continue reading →


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