Prepare for the ringing bells

With Christmas round the corner, if thoughts of plum cake, fudge and wine have been invading your mind and you’re wondering how to get your hands on home made treats, here are a couple of names for festive goodies.

Lorraine Correa, who has been in the business for a while and makes a variety of sweets for the season, changes her product list annually to suit customer demands. However, the two things you will always find at Lorraine’s is Christmas Cake priced at Rs 350 per kg and Kulkuls at Rs 250 per kg. This Christmas there’s also Shell Cream – a milk toffee, Neuris – a coconut filled deep fried pastry, Chocolate Fudge, Marzipan and Coconut Sweet. But sadly, orders closed on November 15. On the bright side, there’s always next year. So take note.
Tel: 9845263597

Michelle Gafoor’s specialities are Date and Walnut Roll and Christmas Cake. The cake is a family recipe that has been handed down through generations so Michelle and her mother continue to be the only two involved in the preparations. Baked in two normal home ovens, orders are restricted to 300 kg annually. Of this, 100 kg caters to regular clientele. The cake is priced at Rs 400 per kg and the last date for orders is December 15. The Gafoor family’s other speciality, available round the year, is Guava Cheese.
Tel: 9845092630

One of Sini’s creation. Pic courtesy: Homemade Delite.

Sini Thomas was a home baker for many years before she finally started taking orders a year ago. She makes birthday cakes under the brand name homemade delite; you can see a sample of her creations here. Sini also makes fruit cakes for the season. Her Christmas Cake is priced at Rs 380 per kg. Give her a call. All she needs is a day’s notice.
Tel: 9972245356 or homemade.delite[at]gmail[dot]com

Jacqueline D’cruz is the name for good home made wine. In the business of making grape wine for over 30 years she is much in demand, especially during the wedding and festive seasons. So, whether you want to quaff the burgundy liquid as is or are thinking of preparing some soothing mulled wine for your guests, call Jacqueline. A 750 ml bottle costs Rs 90.
Tel: 25302742  

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Theresa Varghese is a independent writer and ardent baker who loves all things to do with food.