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

This homebrew with grapes locally known as Munthiri wine is brewed with care at homes in the western ghats of India. Homebrewing has been part of human culture from the time we started wondering about what to do with the excess harvest. This grape wine is the result of such attempts by generations. Contents Homebrewing …

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Linzer Cookies – Celebration In A Cookie

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  beautiful  star  shapes and  the  vibrant   red jam  peeking  out  from the  center  is  the  hope  for  the  future,  welcoming the  new year ! …

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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.

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Palappam or Hoppers – Fermented Rice and Coconut Pancakes

If  you never had Palappam, you are in for for a treat.  Imagine  crepe like  bowls, crispy and  lacy  on the  sides  and  a  bit  spongy  towards  the  middle.  These  are  known as Palappam in Kerala  while  across  the   ocean in Sri Lanka a  similar recipe  is  used  to  make Hoppers.  Whereas  Hoppers are usually …

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