HImbasha or Ambasaha is a Ethiopian/Eritrean celebration bread. It is lightly sweet and flavored with spices, usually cardamom. Just perfect for a light snack paired with a mug of Ethiopian coffee..
Bigos is a hearty meat stew from Poland. Assorted cuts of meats are stewed with cabbage and flavorted with caraway seeds and sauerkraut for long lengths of time creating mouthwatering complex flavors.
This is one of the easiest cookies to make. A simple shortbread dough and some jam makes for an extremely delicious combination. This thumbprint cookies, the Swedish Hallongrotta , is perfect even for beginner bakers
Scones a re an easy treat to make in the morning for breakfast. These cranberry orange scones are our favorite Christmas morning treat – easy to make and with a festive touch!
Plum cakes – the spiced dark brown cakes studded with dried fruits (mainly raisins) – are popular in Kerala all year around. Don’t be fooled by the name, there is rarely any plum in there. When we run out of all the required ingredients or are short on time we make this easy version.
An old fashioned cake from Goa, Bathika or Baath Cake is made with semolina and coconut. The taste and texture of this cake is unique and the flavors are very south Indian. Give it a try !
Pulla is a cardamom flavored bread from Finland. It is soft and sweet with an almost cake like quality. Delicious and pretty !
This is a simple recipe that is traditionally used to make festive wine at home. There is no need for special equipment, just organic ingredients, clean non reactive jar, a dark corner and time ! Around Christmas time we usually serve this with a slice of X’mas fruit cake.
Linzer cookies – don’t these beautiful capture the essence of the holiday season ? The powdered sugar reminds me of the sprinkling of the powdery snow, the
Kulckuls are crunchy sweet treats from Goa. These are fired sweetened curls that are quite popular during X’mas time. The curls are easy to make and add a bit more fun to snack time.
Lussekatter or Lucia Rolls are saffron flavored Swedish buns. These are popular during X’mas time . The buns are lightly sweetened and enriched with eggs, diary and sugar. These bright and soft rolls are a treat any time , but especially so during the dark winter months.
A fruit filled cake that is a treat any time. It is especially popular around Christmas time and preparations to make this cakes starts weeks in advance. This is a very old fashioned cake and definitely a treat to sink your teeth into.