Just like for everyone else, this year has been one of a lot of change in our lives. Two of them have changed our life in a big way, one hopefully good and the other not-so-good. The first one was the decision we made, after a lot of thought, to leave Goa and move back…
Bars & Cookies
Goa, being a former Portuguese colony, has been heavily influenced by the Portuguese way of life in various aspects of Goan life. This is most apparent in the cuisine of Goa, especially the Catholic cuisine. Whether it is in every day cooking, festive or celebratory fare or dessert you can see the Portuguese flavour in the dishes not just in their names but also the fusion of Portuguese origin dishes cooked with local flavour and spices. Yet these are uniquely Goan (and so Indian) in nature.
So when I was looking for recipes to present as a host of this month’s Daring Bakerschallenge, other than the Mawa Cake and Masala Biscuits, I decided to pick a recipe from Goa as the Catholic cuisine here has a very wide variety of baked food.
I’m sure most people have certain recipes which they are hesitant to re-approach for the fear of almost definite failure. Some such recipes are scary just to look through, because they’re so complicated that if one is successful it would seem to be by fluke! Then there are others which are very dece