Shortbread Cookies

For me, the holidays aren’t complete without holiday baking and cookie jars filled with delicious homemade cookies. I bake shortbread cookies, sugar cookies, and gingerbread cookies all throughout the month of December and the kids help me decorate and package them for friends and family. Of all the cookies I have attempted to make over the years, shortbread cookies are by Read More …

Sri-Lankan Milk Toffee

Milk Toffee is a popular Sri-Lankan sweet that is often made for birthdays and holidays. It is my dad’s favourite sweet as well as my daughter’s so you can be sure that I make this a lot more than any other sweet. Milk toffee is quite easy to prepare as it requires very little ingredients. The only difficult step, which will improve Read More …

Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is a popular baked dessert made from stale or day old bread soaked in a custard-like mixture of milk, eggs, butter and sugar. Spices, usually cinnamon and nutmeg, dried or fresh fruits and nuts are added for added flavour and texture. This pudding is typically made using dense breads such as French bread, Italian bread, Challah, and Brioche but day-old croissants and softer sliced breads (like the Read More …

Traditional Milk Payasam

Payasam, similar to rice pudding, is made with tapioca and sometimes broken pieces of vermicilli boiled in milk and sugar. It is typically served as dessert after vegetarian meals but I remember my mom used to make this for me when I was sick and refused to eat anything but it. I haven’t made payasam in awhile mainly because until Read More …

Pineapple Rava Kesari (Semolina Pudding)

Rava Kesari is a popular sweet made from semolina, sugar and ghee. It is actually one of the first sweets that I had the confidence to master, due to its simplicity. There are so many different versions of this easy sweet dish but my favourite is the pineapple kesari, made with either fresh pineapple or canned pineapple chunks. Kesari is always Read More …

Lemon-Blueberry Bundt Cake

It is the first day of March and the perfect time to share my recipe for Lemon-Blueberry Bundt Cake. The refreshing lemon in this recipe reminds me so much of Spring and the lemon with blueberry is such a wonderful combination of flavours. The cake itself is light and refreshing and pairs well with tea or coffee.  I usually like to make tea and coffee cakes in a bundt pan Read More …