Guava cheese (Perad)

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 😀 They are extremely addictive. Continue reading →

Kesar pedas (Saffron infused Indian milk fudge)


Pedas are basically an Indian milk fudge, prepared from mava/khoya ( milk solids) and sugar, mostly flavored with cardamom. There are so many different kind of pedas such as malai peda, chocolate peda, mango peda, mawa peda, Mathura peda so forth and so on. Basically you can add your own flavors and make your own unique flavored peda. Continue reading →

Date & walnut loaf cake and a trip to Luray caverns, VA


Hello folks!

I’m so excited as I write this, as this is the 100th post on my blog! And what better than making a cake to celebrate this sweet journey ? 🙂 I know I’m late , but I would still like to wish all the mother’s out there a happy Mother’s Day, hope you had a beautiful day 🙂 Continue reading →

Eggless Mango Semolina cupcakes


Okay so I have one more mango recipe to share with you all ! I know I know I’m a crazy mango maniac , I absolutely love this fruit and can have it in any form ! Though honestly I best enjoy it as it is ! Well I don’t have the luxury of eating those heavenly Alphonso mangoes , so I’m making do with the pulp which is readily available in most Indian stores ! Do try out the Alphonso one over the kesari mango pulp , I bet you will fall in love with it 🙂 Continue reading →

Rose and pistachio ice box cake


Hello folks!
Sharing a super simple , quick and fun dessert! All you need is patience , yes for it to set 🙁
I can’t believe it took me 6 months to make this ice box cake ! I had actually drafted this recipe after looking at the surplus heavy cream lying in my refrigerator after baking the decadent tres leches cake ! Well if you’ve had tres leches cake before , you sure know how rich and indulgent it is ! So that’s it my quota for that months sweet treat was done, anything more and it would have been a little too much ! Continue reading →

Apam balik ( South East Asian pancakes)


Natascha from Natascha’s palace is hosting a pancake party , and I’m delighted to bring along these apam balik , a type of pancake popular in  South east Asian countries like Malaysia , Singapore & Indonesia. These are sweet crispy pancakes that are stuffed with an interesting mixture of peanuts, sugar & creamed corn  along with loads of other  add on’s like sesame seeds, chocolate & cheddar cheese . The batter for this pancake is fermented using yeast. I used dark chocolate – peanut butter along with some crushed peanuts for the filling. Whilst grinding the peanuts I ended up over grinding them, hence they weren’t as coarse as I wanted them to be, so that’s the only thing I would redo if I had to! Other than that these were really good and quite different for a change from the regular pancakes. I served them along with some berries and that made for a lovely Sunday breakfast ! Will I make this again? Sure I will, probably with some other flavor combination or some other nut butter , perhaps ?? 😀 Continue reading →

Khasta Nankhatai ( Indian cookies)


Last year when I came across a post on nankhatais on my online food group on facebook by Priyanka Sushant Verma,recipe courtesy of Ruchi Airen, food blogger at Food fellas 4 u, I knew I had to give this a go. I didn’t realize how easy it would be to make these until I tried them, and I was so glad I did.Thanks a bunch Priyanka and Ruchi 🙂 Continue reading →

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