GOAN CARAMEL BREAD PUDDING and some history!

Loretta has written a beautiful piece about my beloved Goa AND has a fabulous recipe for Caramel Bread Pudding…. Enjoy xx

Safari of the Mind

Goa Beaches In India

Where is Goa you might ask?  If you know the answer, give yourself a pat on the back.  A few folks look at me quite puzzled when I talk about Goa.  Goa is the smallest state on India’s west coast, it was a former Portuguese colony with a rich history.  The Portuguese ruled Goa for about 450 years.   Swaying palms, white sands and blue waters draw tourists from near and far.  Goa is dubbed the “Caribbean of India”.  My roots are Goan, (as the locals are called), but I have never lived in Goa.  However, our parents and Grandparents came from Goa, and instilled the Goan culture in us.   I recall visiting Goa about 5 different times and each time was pretty surprised at the changes.  When the Portuguese came to Goa in the 1500’s to seek spices, they brought Christianity to its shores, as a result Goans…

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