Category: Christmas

A third set of grandparents and a recipe for fruitcake

As grandmothers go, she fit the bill perfectly. Her softly starched, block printed or sheer woven Chanderi sarees would whisper as she walked slowly around the house, depending heavily on her walking stick, her arthritic feet protesting every step. The four thin bangles around her wrist had thinned with age and hung loosely over her […]

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Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake

Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake

My local fruit vendor told me recently that he can now procure “egg-jotic” fruits for me at a day’s notice. These exotic fruits being my favourite berries–raspberry, blackberry, redcurrant, and blueberry–apart from rambutan and other Asian favourites. Without so much as a blink of the eye, I promptly placed my order for a box each of […]

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Gingerbread Cake with Jaggery and Molasses

Gingerbread Cake with Jaggery and Molasses

I usually soak fruit for my fruitcake the moment we enter into the new year, just days after I make cake for Christmas. The fruit then soaks for a whole year before it goes into another batch of cake, making the house redolent with its boozy, spicy fragrances. I’ve been doing this for years and […]

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