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Last Updated : Mar 17,2018

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Festive Delights for Christmas

It’s that part of the year again, when the whole world is enveloped by a cheery, festive atmosphere! Christmas trees, here and there, are decked up with lights and trinkets. The ovens are busy all through the day, and people are happily shopping – not for themselves but for others! Though it is one of the main religious functions for Christians, Christmas has now become a community event that is enjoyed by everybody across the world. Children stage plays, teenagers hold charity sales, and elders find innumerable ways to give and share, and tighten bonds with friends and family. Being vacation time for most kids, Christmas becomes double fun!

One of the main activities associated with Christmas is the preparation and sharing of goodies with friends and family. The yummy treats are served to guests, shared with neighbours, and sometimes sold at charity sales too. The weather being nice and cold, the warmth of the kitchen and the aroma of spices are also very comforting and you are bound to enjoy every moment spent there. Children love to lend a helping hand, especially when you are making their favourite dishes, and you can let them do small and safe chores like shaping the cookies or mixing the batter.

The Plum Cake is a mandatory recipe for Christmas. No amount of baking will make Christmas complete unless you churn out a batch of this! The Rose Cookies is an Indian innovation, a sweet snack with a dainty flower shape, which has become closely intertwined with Christmas culture in India. It does not require an oven and anybody can make it. Strawberries being in season in December, you must try your hand at making Chocolate Coated Strawberries and Strawberries in Custard Sauce. Another strawberry-based treat, the Oreo Cookie Santa is an easy-peasy snack that even kids can make. It is so pretty and unbelievably tasty; everybody will love it! Cookies like the Crispy Coconut Cookies and Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies are other all-time popular treats.

For those who like to do things with a difference, there is the unique and absolutely awesome Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake, which is made with rava instead of plain flour. This gives the cake an enjoyably crumbly texture, which together with the flakiness of coconut makes the total effect mind-blowing. Christmas in India is all-inclusive – you can also make desi jar snacks like Shakarpara and Chakli. In fact, for those whose jars are laden with cookies and cakes, such desi snacks will be a welcome change, so do try sharing some of those too!

There is fun in the air, and nobody can resist a treat or two in the weeks leading up to Christmas! So, do try the recipes in this mailer, and also share them with your friends to make the festive season all the more special!

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Recipe# 4714
02 Apr 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Deep dark chocolate and playful chocolate sponge mingle with fresh cream to form luscious Chocolate Balls, which when coated with crispy chocolate vermicelli, result in a dessert that will turn even an ordinary event into an extraordinary one!
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Recipe# 1413
23 Nov 15

 by Tarla Dalal
Devour this out-and-out Hawaiian experience without even a wee bit of guilt as it is loaded with vitamins that are important to fight free radicals. Pineapple gives that unmistakable tropical feel, while vanilla cream adds an exciting, creamy twist to this dessert. Enjoy the Hawaiian Fruit Bowl, one ....
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Recipe# 4721
23 Sep 14

by Tarla Dalal
Light and fluffy lemon pie is set on a crunchy chocolate crust. Garnish this pie with layer of sweetened cream and a slice of lemon for an added effect.
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Recipe# 5229
01 Jan 17

 by Tarla Dalal
Be it on a pizza or on a sandwich, pineapple and cottage cheese always make a great combination. This is because the succulent and mellow flavour of cottage cheese contrasts starkly with the crispness and tang of pineapples! Here, we have made a delicious cold sandwich using this evergreen duo, ....
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Recipe# 33179
26 Nov 11

 by Tarla Dalal
Ginger ale, a very basic sweetened ginger and lemon juice, flavoured with lemon grass. The carbonated drink adds fizz to this mocktail such that its tingly feel plays well with the sharpness of ginger and the freshness of lemon. Glass used: rock glass
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Recipe# 3987
25 Oct 16

by Tarla Dalal
The Cinnamon Peach Ice-Cream is a quick and easy treat that does not require any cooking. A blend of cold milk and condensed milk gives the ice-cream its luscious mouth-feel, while canned peaches give it a fruity flavour. The brilliance of this ice-cream, however, comes from the addition of cinn ....
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Recipe# 4744
29 Aug 16

 by Tarla Dalal
If you have ever wondered what the word ‘heavenly’ really means, try this delicious dessert! Silky pancakes, delicately flavoured with spice powders, are lined with a cinnamon-flavoured pear filling, and laced with chocolate sauce. The pear filling has a really different flavour, because it co ....
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Recipe# 3323
23 May 17

by Tarla Dalal
A favourite Italian dessert of a sinfully rich chocolate cake sandwiched with a fruity ricotta filling topped with coffee cream. "ricotta" is a fresh and creamy soft Italian cheese similar to cottage cheese, but with a sweeter flavour, ideal for savouries and de ....
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Recipe# 1935
15 Mar 17

 by Tarla Dalal
What goes perfectly with a crispy golden pastry base fresh out of the oven? Try a delicious filling of cream cheese, condensed milk, chocolate and dry fruits, and you will fall head over heels in love with it. A sprinkling of nutmeg powder gives this chocolate cheese tart an aroma that fills the ....
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Recipe# 1933
14 Mar 17

 by Tarla Dalal
An unforgettable treat for those who love their apple pie and but do not want to miss out on chocolate either! A chocolaty version of the traditional apple pie, the chocolate apple pie also features chewy raisins and crunchy walnuts for added taste and texture. Other must-try pies in our col ....
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Recipe# 1932
26 Nov 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
An irresistible cake with the dense aroma of brown sugar, the creamy texture of coconut, and the rich flavor of cocoa, the chocolate coconut cake is a perfect accompaniment to tea with a special person on a special day! You will also appreciate the fact that it is more or less a no-fuss recipe that ....
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Recipe# 667
17 Mar 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Fit for a festive day, but made without much sweat! Who can resist crisp, perfectly roasted almonds coated in chocolate? Cool well, and treat yourself to these crunchy delights, or wrap them up in attractive papers and gift them to a dear one. Ensure that the almonds are well roasted so that t ....
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Recipe# 677
04 May 17

 by Tarla Dalal
It is difficult to find a recipe that will please everybody. This novel recipe of vegetable and cheese layers with a splattering of spaghetti in between is sure to satisfy a connoisseur’s inner urge while also appeasing a kid’s quest for fun. It would be a good choice for a potluck or children’s ....
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Recipe# 1137
09 Jan 17

by Tarla Dalal
Here is a dainty and exotic dessert of tarts topped with a creamy cheesy filling, laced with enchanting fresh strawberry sauce, and garnished with fresh strawberries. We have used readymade cream cheese with thick curds to make the filling. This not only gives a luscious mouth-feel but also save ....
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