Easy Plum Cake

Kerala Plum Cake – Simple Version

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. 

Baath Cake - coconut and semolina cake from Goa

Baath Cake – A Goan Tradition

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 !

Home Made Grape Wine for Xmas

Home Made Grape Wine – A Treat For X’mas And Other Times

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.

Kulkuk or kalkal

KulKul – The Sweet X’mas Treat From Goa

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.

Swedish Saffron Buns

Lussekatter or St.Lucia Rolls – The Swedish Saffron Buns

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.

The spiced cake filled with dry fruits and nuts , popular during xmas

X’mas Fruit Cake

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.