Coconut toffee is a popular Indian Christmas sweet. You need only 4 basic ingredients to make this yummy dessert- Coconut, semolina, sugar, and ghee. You can either flavor it with cardamom powder, rose extract or vanilla extract. Today I’ve used vanilla extract. In terms of texture, it is hard on the outside, due to the crystallization of sugar, but just melts in your mouth and all of that grated coconut gives a wonderful chewy texture.
Who doesn’t like quick fix recipes , I know I do !!!, and quick fix desert recipes are the best kind. Today I’d like to share yet another simple dessert that is quick to put together, although you still need to wait to enjoy it as it requires some time to set. So this makes for a great make ahead dessert! This no cook yet fancy dessert is known as Serradura, a Portuguese pudding! Continue reading →
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 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 →
How is everyone? How are your holiday preps coming along? Today I have another classic Goan sweet to share with you’ll. ‘Doce’ and ‘grão’ 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 →