Category: Biscuits and Cookies


Gluten Free Amaretti Cookies

Here is a gluten free version of my amaretti cookies. They are soft and chewy and also freeze well. Like all my recipes they are very easy to make and are perfect to end a meal, even in the height of a Maltese heat wave.


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.


Perfect Profiteroles

The perfect recipe, perfect always without fail with thanks to Renato Briffa :


Weekend Baking: Very Easy Crunchy Oat Biscuits [egg free and gluten free]

My oat biscuits are crunchy and one of the easiest recipes possible. I like anything with oats and these are based on the traditional Anzac recipe but I was told many years ago that if I add other ingredients to them, strictly

A handful of Peppernuts

Peppernuts are a great preamble to Christmas. Even looking at them in the jars mixed with a colorful sweet assortment gives me a warm feeling of a family home. For my recipe you will need: 1/4 cup icing sugar 3 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda … Read More A handful of Peppernuts


Garibaldi biscuits made with olive oil (lactose free, diabetic friendly)

We made Garibaldi biscuits today. Quick, fresh and delicious. Nothing beats home baking and I added spices and fresh citrus zest to the pastry which is made with olive oil. You will need: 120g self raising flour a pinch of salt 25 ml olive oil the equivalent of 50g sugar in stevia (check the labeling to find out the conversion of 50g of sugar) … Read More Garibaldi biscuits made with olive oil (lactose free, diabetic friendly)


Greek Kourabiedes for Christmas

‘I have not yet met anyone who does not like these most amazing Greek cookies. This recipe was passed on to me by Maria, my dear neighbour in Limassol ..’


Morning in the City and Carnival Afghans (Egg Free)

I spent¬† a day in the City with a great friend. My bake of today is topped with sugared almonds or Perlini and not a premature Easter recipe. We are celebrating¬† carnival week on the island and perlini are as much associated with Carival as is prinjolata. Sitting in my favorite cafe with an espresso brings back memories of my childhood.¬† This was ‘the … Read More Morning in the City and Carnival Afghans (Egg Free)