Easter Bunny Bread

The festival of Easter is most famously linked with the traditional ‘Hot Cross Bun’- a rich, aromatic and flavourful bread that’s filled with dry fruits and decorated with a Cross on the top. We’ve adapted our favourite Hot Cross Bun recipe to make ‘Easter Bunny Bread’ that’s as sweet to taste as it is adorable!…

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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…

Alle Kaap (Ginger Barfi)

‘Alle Kaap’, ‘Ginger Barfi’ or ‘Allyachi Vadi’ is a traditional version of Ginger Candy in Goa and Maharashtra. Sugar, ghee, milk powder and fresh ginger form the base of our version of this delicious sweet, that’s easy and quick to make. The Alle Kaap seems sticky when cooked but hardens as it cools, turning into…

Prasadache Ladu (Dry Fruit Ladoo)

‘Mahashivratri’, a festival to honour Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is a very special occasion celebrated all over India. Devotees observe day and night-long fasts, immersed in prayers, invoking divine blessings for health, peace and prosperity. The fasting period is usually broken with sweet milk and dry fruits. ‘Prasadache Ladu’, a festive sweet made with…

Nallachi Kapa (Coconut Burfi)

‘Nallachi Kapa’ is a popular burfi made with fresh coconut scrapings. There are two versions of this recipe- one type of kapa is made with sugar while the other type, that we’ve described here, isĀ  made with jaggery. The recipe made with jaggery, given to us by our mom Kamakshi, yields delicious golden-brown squares that…

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…

Doodh Peda (Milk Peda)

Doodh Peda, also called Milk Peda, is a soft, fudge-like dessert that’s made to celebrate special occasions and festivals in India. Traditionally, these sweets are made using Mawa or Khoya (dried, evaporated milk). We’ve used Condensed Milk and Milk Powder to simplify the recipe and still give a delicious flavour. The Doodh Peda can be…