Category: Baking

Very Quick Mulberry [Cawsli] Cheesecake [gluten free]

I like this cheesecake, made with ricotta, because it is an all-in-one recipe and ever so easy to make. For the Quick Mulberry Cheesecake you will need: 300g Maltese mulberries (Ċawsli) 1kg ricotta 6 large eggs 2 tablespoons cornflour 200g caster sugar or equivalent in stevia vanilla pinch of salt grated zest of a lime or lemon   Preheat oven to 170°C and line … Read More Very Quick Mulberry [Cawsli] Cheesecake [gluten free]

Chicken and cottage cheese baked Pulpetti

If you ask around what we mean by ‘pulpetti’ the answer would probably be ‘meatballs’.  In other cuisines, meatballs are round, and usually mouth-size.   So I share today my healthy quick recipe of baked patties, made with minced chicken and cottage cheese.  The health drive has really kicked in now and it needs to be a way of life rather than an interlude of … Read More Chicken and cottage cheese baked Pulpetti

Quick healthy stuffed pasta shells baked in the oven

This is one of those healthier bakes that you can still make very quickly.  Instead of the pasta shells you can also use the cannelloni tubes.  The filling is made from ricotta, ground hazelnuts and broccoli. I used 10 giant pasta shells and this serves 2 to 3 persons. You will need: 10 pasta shells.  75g uncooked broccoli 50g hazelnuts 100g ricotta  1 egg … Read More Quick healthy stuffed pasta shells baked in the oven

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Quick moist all-in-one almond cake

This is yet another of my favourite easy cakes because it is straightforward and an all-in-one recipe.    The result is soft and moist and it is a good way to use up left over ground almonds  You can make it in advance and freeze the cake until you need it.  I like to double the ingredients and make one large one or two … Read More Quick moist all-in-one almond cake

Quick cake, no mixers, no processed sugar, no fats

I make this cake again and again.  It is based on the Maltese St Martin’s Cake and the traditional recipe has no added processed sugar and no added fats.  It is also the quickest cake you can possibly make.  For a gluten free diet, simply use gluten free flour You can bake it in different dishes, in a loaf tin or the more traditional … Read More Quick cake, no mixers, no processed sugar, no fats

Crustless Vegetable Pie [gluten free]

This is one of my regular dishes, one of those I make at least once a week and use up all the left over vegetables of the week.  You can even add wilted lettuce leaves, chopped up finely  – anything goes and it is delicious served hot or stored in the fridge and sliced for take-to-work lunches.  And when you are driving home after … Read More Crustless Vegetable Pie [gluten free]

All kinds of burgers – beef, chicken, bean, pork and Maltese Sausage burger recipes

Less time spent in the kitchen is a must in hot sunny Malta in the summer.   I somehow find it easier to stay and prepare easy meals at home especially if it is a family occasion and kids are around. Preparing burgers is easy and burgers are a crowd pleaser.  Most ingredients can be stocked in the kitchen cupboard and freezer.  I use easy-to-find … Read More All kinds of burgers – beef, chicken, bean, pork and Maltese Sausage burger recipes

Very Easy Coconut Cake

Coconut gives a moistness to any bake and this very very quick all in one is ideal if you wish to impress with a fresh homebake.  Provided you have all the ingredients ready it literally takes under 5 minutes to prepare from start to finish. I like the idea of coconut being rich in Selenium, a strong mineral that plays an important part in … Read More Very Easy Coconut Cake

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Sweet Qassata

The savory version of these individual sweet ricotta pies are very popular on the islands but the sweet ones are rarely seen. They start to make an appearance in a few of the local bakeries as Easter or Christmas approach. Visually they appear festive, with brightly coloured red and green sprinkles and candid peel and cherries. This recipe was passed on to me by … Read More Sweet Qassata

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Hazelnut and Honey Tart

This recipe was given to me by Renato Briffa. It was created by Renato’s father Guzi in 1955 as a speciality for the family dolceria in Old Mint Street in Valletta. It is straightforward to make as it does not have a long list of ingredients. With flavours of old Malta revived, this tart is bound to be a crowd pleaser! You will need: a … Read More Hazelnut and Honey Tart

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Less Sugar Chocolate Salami – Easter is coming!

Easter means lots of good chocolate and this is an extremely easy recipe which can be made in minutes.  It freezes well for 3 month. You will need: 200g biscuits of your choice 100g chopped almonds 250g Novi bloc Dark Chocolate 50g unsalted butter 200g dates 6 tablespoons almond milk A splash of Amaretto Icing sugar , for coating Mini Easter Eggs for decorating … Read More Less Sugar Chocolate Salami – Easter is coming!

Healthy white egg vegetable ricotta flan

This is Antida‘s recipe in her quest to promote healthy eating for the new year.   All you need is: 6 egg whites 125g ricotta 150g grilled vegetables salt and pepper pinch of dried herbs Place the egg whites and ricotta in a bowl. Break down the ricotta using a fork and mix with the egg whites.  Add the salt and pepper. Spray an … Read More Healthy white egg vegetable ricotta flan