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Molasses and Mango Nut Balls (Gurer Sandesh)

Molasses and Mango Nut Balls (Gurer Sandesh)


Sandesh, simple sweet cheese balls, are the Bengali lifeblood, and there are confectionery shops on practically every corner that prove it

Coconut-Covered Sweet Cheese Logs (Cham Chams)

Coconut Cham Chams


Cham chams are among the most vibrant of Bengali sweets. Frequently colored in hues of pink and yellow, these oblong treats are covered in coconut powder

sticky gingerbread cake with creme fraiche

Sticky Gingerbread Cake with Whipped Crème Fraîche


This warmly spiced Sticky Gingerbread Cake is a fine addition to any holiday dessert spread, especially when accompanied by slightly sour, crème fraîche-kissed whipped cream

Indian Rice Pudding (Payesh) by Radhika of Just Homemade

Indian Rice Pudding (Payesh)


Payesh is a special occasion food in the Bengal province of India. While birthday cake rules supreme in the west, in Bengal this Indian rice pudding is king

Lemon-Ginger Icebox Cake with BelGioioso Mascarpone

Lemon-Ginger Icebox Cake


If you’re looking for a respite from traditional and often heavy holiday desserts, try this light, refreshing, and easy-to-assemble Lemon-Ginger Icebox Cake

Blue Cheese and Fig Shortbread

Blue Cheese and Fig Shortbread


Lightly sweet and delicately savory, these Blue Cheese and Fig Shortbread cookies are good with a cup of tea in the afternoon or a glass of wine in the evening

Vermont Creamery Three Cream Cake

Vermont Creamery Three Cream Cake


Nutty, moist Three Cream Cake is layered with thick, rich crème fraîche and salted caramel; just one bite and you’ll be a crème fraîche fan for life

Sautéed Pears with BelGioioso Mascarpone

Sautéed Pears with BelGioioso Mascarpone


Pears become meltingly smooth when slowly sautéed; creamy mascarpone cheese matches this texture while cognac-brown sugar glaze enhances the rich sweetness