Gulab Shrikhand

Thick sweetened curds are flavoured with a fragrant jewel-coloured Rose syrup to make this exotic dessert. We’ve used a Rose concentrate called ‘Rooh Afza’ (Persian for ‘one that enhances the spirit and lifts the soul’) to make this delightful pink Shrikhand. Adding notes of ‘Gulab’ or Rose flavour to an otherwise traditional Indian dessert gives…

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Candied Oranges

‘Candied Oranges’ are translucent fruit slices that have been caramelised in thick sugar syrup and are bursting with flavour! They are a reminder of Christmas flavours and are perfect as a treat on their own or even when added to other sweets! ‘Purument karun davarap’ (to preserve) is an important pre-monsoon ritual in Goa. Special…

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon Drizzle Cake with Candied OrangesĀ is a simple dessert that looks stunning and is perfect for a special teatime treat. We’ve scaled down a basic vanilla sponge to make this 4-inch round mini lemon drizzle cake that’s wonderfully tangy. A simple lemon glaze covers the top of the cake while candied oranges add another dimension…

Bolinhas de Coco (Coconut & Semolina Cookies)

‘Bolinhas de Coco’ are small cookies, typical of Goan-Portuguese cuisine, that are crisp on the outside and soft within. These special cookies, referred to as Bolinhas (balls), Bolinhos (cookies) or even Bolinyas, are made with semolina and Coco, the Portuguese word for ‘Coconut’. The recipe is an unusual one, wherein the semolina and coconut dough…

Baath Cake (Semolina & Coconut Cake)

Baath Cake, also called Baatica, is a traditional Goan cake made using fresh coconut and semolina. It is usually baked to celebrate festivals like Christmas and Easter, forming a popular part of the traditional ‘Consuada’ or ‘Kuswar’ (festive sweets shared between families, friends and neighbours). Mildly sweet, with a moist crumb and rich flavour, this…

Baked Neureos

‘Neureos’ or ‘Karanji’ are traditional pastries made in Goa and Maharashtra. They comprise a sweet, coconut-based filling within crisp golden-brown pastry. The Neureos are most often deep-fried but here, we’ve baked the pastries instead. We’ve also tweaked the recipe to use desiccated coconut instead of the more traditional fresh coconut scrapings. Neureos are made during…