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Category: Baking

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Making high protein healthy sandwiches

Travis used a variety of breads to make high protein sandwiches with some delicious fillings. Fibre Bread with Pesto, cottage cheese,  avocado, tomatoes and fresh basil . Multigrain Bread   with scrambled eggs, mushrooms, red peppers,  spring onions, cinnamon and cream cheese  Multiseed Bread with smoked salmon, mayonnaise, cucumber and rucola Wholemeal Bread with turkey breast, hummus, pesto and lettuce   Fresh ingredients make … Read More Making high protein healthy sandwiches

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Easy Easter Biscuits

Traditional in the UK, these easter biscuits are covered with melted chocolate and it is a great activity to keep kids occupied in the holidays and prepare some home made gifts for friends and family.

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Zucchini, mint and feta fritters

I like to make crispy fritters in the oven using hardly any added fats. I lightly coat the fritters and flour and brush them with olive oil to make them crispier.

The mixture easily holds together. I served with tzaziki but if you are in a rush, simply mix some Greek yoghurt with fresh mint, salt and a pinch of dried mint to use as a dipping sauce. I just love these and could eat them every day

Zucchini/courgettes and the round light green marrows that are so common here all make great fritters

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Maltese Figolla covered in dark chocolate

Easter is round the corner and its time to start preparing figolli. The recipe I use was passed on to me by Renato Briffa.

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Tear and Share yeast-free bread

This quick bake produces yeast free fresh rolls which great to serve when feeding a crowd. These soda bread rolls can be made in a few minutes and baked in 20 minutes.

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Using Labneh to make Quick Almond Cupcakes

These are really quick all-in-one almond cupcakes. For a gluten free recipe, substitute the self raising flour with a gluten free ready-mix of self raising flour. This recipe makes 12 regular size cupcakes.

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Breakfast feta muffins with kale

The whole house fills with the aroma of good fresh baking. I take them out of the oven and wonder if the combination will work….

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Strawberry and Vanilla Valentines Cake

I think there is nothing more thoughtful than appreciating those around us by baking something delicious for them! After all, when we offer a sweet treat, people are more likely to reciprocate with sweetness. Moreover, nowadays Valentine’s, being celebrated today, is not just a lover’s holiday and we seem to be taking our cue from the US, where it is celebrated by everyone: children send Valentine cards to their parents and teachers, friends treat each other to gifts and even co-workers celebrate Valentine’s together and express gratitude for those around them. There is something more romantic and touching about baking a cake for Valentine’s than, for example, individual muffins. The thought of sharing a cake brings everyone together. When it is freshly baked, even before they see it, guests are greeted by the aroma that is only unique to baking.

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Chocolate beetroot cupcakes, a healthier Valentine treat

Cup cakes should be fluffy and light. The bulk of processed sugar and the flavour and consistency of butter is often needed to achieve the right consistency in cakes. The recipe can also be used to make a whole cake.

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Crustless vegetable and ricotta pie with Maltese Gbejna

‘This ‘pie’ is so incredibly quick to make. It is literally an all in one and the ground oats give it a great texture and absorb the liquid that the raw vegetables release to give it body and remove any hint of sogginess. Serve warm or cold, so incredibly delicious and packed with vegetables. It is quick and easy to prepare and economical and has been one of the most favourite recipes of this year’

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Baked baby zucchini stuffed with ricotta [6 ingredients, gluten free]

I use small Zucchini [Qarabali/marrows], round mini ones that I harvested this week. Here is the shrub and we ate these vegetables literally within a couple of hours from when they were harvested. You cannot get much fresher than that !

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5 ingredient Baked Sweet Potato and Tuna Patties [diabetic friendly, gluten free, lactose free]

I wanted to start the year on a healthy note. I also decided to publish recipes that only use common and economical ingredients, and that also use as few ingredients as possible.

New year is for new beginnings and if making more healthy choices is one of your resolutions this month, then these patties are the answer for a quick, healthy meal or even to take to work with you.