Christmas Sweets

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Rich Fruit Plum Cake

Rich fruit Cake or Plum Cake is commomly known as Christmas Cake. In India,Christmas can never be complete without Plum Cake. Its one of the best found in the Indian bakeries. It is a moist,dark brown cake with plenty of nuts and dried fruits in it.Fruits and nuts are soaked in rum or brandy several days ahead for the plum cake.Freshly baked Plum cakes served with wine on a Christmas eve..hmmm..Deliciously rich and tempting!!!

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Rich Fruit Plum Cake
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Newries

This is a sweet made especially in India for Christmas. It is the same as karanji that is made during other festivals like Diwali and Ganesh Chathurti.

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Newries
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Kulkuls (Kidiyo)

A great sweet to prepare with the family, Kulkuls are made all over India at Christmas time. This is a common sweet made during the Christmas season and is distributed to guests during their "obligatory" visits to friends and family.No Christmas sweet platter is complete without kulkuls. And the best part is they are simple to make so your kids can join in too! They are fun to make and keep very well if stored in a airtight container.

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Kulkuls (Kidiyo)
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Christmas Cherry Snowballs

Cherry Snowballs are made by putting a maraschino cherries in the center of small balls of crescent dough (one cherry per cookie). The baked cookies are rolled in granulated sugar to resemble snowballs.That's why they are perfect for Christmas.

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Christmas Cherry Snowballs
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Rose de coque

Rose de coque or rose cookies as they are popularly called are a delicious fried Christmas sweet.

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Rose de coque
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Marzipan

Marzipan shaped into wonderful Christmas symbols.Marzipan is an almond and sugar paste used to ice cakes and other pastries or sculpted into a variety of shapes to be eaten as candy or used as cake decorations. Marzipan is simply a mixture of almond paste, powdered sugar, and a moistening agent such as water, corn syrup, glucose, fondant, or egg whites. It is a delicacy made during both Christmas and Easter, marzipan with its interesting shapes and colours is a great choice.

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Marzipan
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Date rolls

Date rolls an easy-to-make Christmas sweet and they taste absolutely delicious too.

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Date rolls
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Chocolate walnut fudge

Chocolate walnut fudge, though not a very traditional Christmas sweet, is very popular and must-have on your sweet platter.This delicious treat is most often made at Easter also. The name says walnuts but you can subsitute with pecans or almonds.

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Chocolate walnut fudge
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Milk cream

Milk cream is is another essential sweet for your Christmas sweet platter. And don't worry it doesn't take too long.It's a permanent fixture on most families Christmas sweet making menu in Mumbai.In Mumbai as a sign of goodwill we exchange plates of sweets on the morning of the 25th and there is a guarantee there will be little shells (hence it's also called shell cream) or flower-shaped milk cream among the loot.

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Milk cream
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Jujups

Jujups are not a very traditional Christmas sweet but nonetheless they are made in most Catholic homes during the festival. Your kids will love them!

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Jujups
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Christmas sweets

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