Index – Christmas Sweets

To place your orders for Christmas Sweets visit http://www.Julianz.in (Mumbai)

137 Christmas sweets

Kuswar

Christmas season brings back many nostalgic memories of the festive season of our younger days in Bombay (now Mumbai) and we always reminisce about how we used to all sit-down in groups to make sweets (Kuswar) which we also had to then distribute on Christmas Day.  My mother used to begin as early as the 1st week of December starting with Kulkuls, Nankatais… and carry on until almost the eve of Christmas when the cakes were prepared, put into tins, neatly labeled with her name and sent with us to the bakery for baking. The labeling was for identification as the bakery used to receive a huge number of cakes due to lack of home ovens which people could ill afford back then. The quantity of sweets prepared used to be humongous and we as children would be busy helping our mother and our neighbours and vice versa in making kuswar.  It was great comaraderie and fun bringing us all together which we looked forward to with great zeal.

The sweets, although not limited to these alone, were what my mother made and have been reproduced from her timeless recipes, which are also included in the book  Mai’s Recipes. I have maintained the same quantities (though quite huge) that my mother made as a testament to her overly generous spirit.  You may make half, a third or quarter of the quantities mentioned, as appropriate for your requirements.

Click on the pictures for the recipe.

137 Kul kuls

Kulkuls

139 Nevries[3]

Nevries

138 Nankatias[0]

Nankatai Biscuits

140 Rose cookies[10]

Rose Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

129 Mixed fruit cakebrown[3]

Mixed Fruit Cake

130 sponge cake[4]

Sponge Cake

 

 

 

 

Marble Cake https://cooklikececilia.com/marble-cake

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Marble Cake

Bibique https://cooklikececilia.com/bibique

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Bibique or Bebinca

Gathiya https://cooklikececilia.com/gathiya  Something savoury for your Christmas Platter!

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Gathiya

The following recipes are contributed by my sisters, Mabel Dias, Zenia Machado and Sheryl Newnes.

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Christmas Sweets Platter

Marzipan https://cooklikececilia.com/marzipan

Marzipan (20)

Milk Cream https://cooklikececilia.com/milk-cream

Milk Cream (34)

Milk Cream

Turkish Delight (Jujubes) https://cooklikececilia.com/Turkish-Delight-jujubes

Turkish delight (16)

Sojee Sweet https://cooklikececilia.com/Sojee-Sweet

Sojee Sweet (19)

Sojee Sweet

Thalie Sweet https://cooklikececilia.com/Thalie-Sweet

Date Rolls https://cooklikececilia.com/Date-Rolls

Date rolls (28)

All of the above Christmas sweets and cakes and more can be ordered from my sister, Zenia Machado (Mumbai).

Please visit her website at http://www.Julianz.in  for further information.

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