Bengali flavours hold a special significance for me when it comes to sweets.
One of my favourite pastries is Narkeler Shomsha (coconut parcels) – particularly the ones my mother makes.Christmas baking recipe: Bangladesh-inspired almond and cardamom biscuits
These fried pastries are filled with coconut sweetened with molasses or jaggery, an unrefined sugar with a butterscotch flavour.
The deliciously soft filling is fragrant with cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf.
To me, these spices mean Narkeler Shomsha are not just irresistible goodies on Eid, but are also perfect for the Christmas holidays.
My re-invented recipe brings a taste of… Read the full story