Often described as fried donuts soaked in a spiced sugar syrup, Gulab Jamuns are so much more than that. These plump sweets are infused with so much flavor and impossible to limit to one bite.
This fruitcake is a classic Christmas recipe in my house. When I was younger, I’d help my mom mix giant bowls of this batter so we could make enough loaves to send to just about all of our family members. For my mom, she found so much joy and pride in making this cake – it’s like she was sharing more than a piece of cake…she was sharing a piece of her memories with everyone around her.
This is one of my mom’s many classic dessert recipes. Just about any time we’d have friends or family come over to our home, we’d tidy up the house and then the last thing she’d do is bake this Lemon Pound Cake so that the house would be full of its citrus-y, buttery aroma.
The colder months always call for something warm and cozy and that’s exactly what these Salted Chai Donuts with Spiced Coconut Cream Drizzle offer. The sweet spices of green cardamom, fennel, and ginger bring together a welcoming hug of snuggly sweetness to your tastebuds.
I don’t always choose to make things as “easy as apple pie.” Part of me likes to bend and twist things so I can feel like it’s my own. Simplicity is nice and all, but I love the intricacies you can unveil within the minimal space. That’s how I ended up with this Jaggery Ginger Open Apple Pie.
Any recipe that starts with butter, sugar, and cream is usually a dietary turn-off, but, believe me, these Cranberry Chocolate Carmelitas with Vanilla Rose Caramel are worth the extra mile run or Zumba class.
Parippu payasam is another version full of delicious flavor. It’s made using green gram (moong dal) and sabudana (tapioca pearls) with ghee-roasted coconut, raisins, and cashews then stewed in jaggery and coconut milk.