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Category: Cake

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Quick weekend baking: Orange Ginger Muffins

‘the idea of using the oranges that are still abundant and ginger makes these muffins sound so healthy with all that Vitamin C and healing properties of ginger.

A very quick, all-in-one method, these muffins can be prepared and baked in 20 minutes from start to finish. I used a mix of grated fresh ginger, ginger powder and crystallized ginger which resulted in the most rounded ginger flavor laced with orange and drizzled with melted dark sugar-free chocolate and more crystallized ginger pieces. These are the best muffins for a cold January, the ginger will give you instant warmth’.

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Christmas Tunis Cake

‘As an alternative to those who do not enjoy dried fruits and/or nuts, here is the recipe for a traditional Christmas Tunis Cake.

The history of this cake intrigues me because it has no association with Tunis. It appeared on the supermarket shelves in the 70s when it was commercially produced by McVities. In recent years it seems to have become popular again.’

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Gluten Free Christmas Cake

‘This cake has no added refined sugar and I use ground almonds instead of flour. I love the taste and texture. If you prefer it sweeter add some stevia.

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Martina’s Cupcakes and the use of Russian Nozzles

Martina is an amazing lady. She recently was placed third in the KitchenAid Competition by Forestals and I was not surprised to see her beautiful cake as I having been admiring her work for a few years when she posts on social media.

Marina’s cupcakes during my tv show last week were divine.

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Christmas is coming ! Quick and Easy Chocolate Muffins

These chocolate muffins are so quick and easy to make and they are so soft and delicious that I think most people will not be able to resist a second one.

During Christmas week or a weekend in December they are ideal a any tie of the day and a good start to the weekend as a late breakfast too with a cup of coffee. Thick, dark and silky chocolate gives you an instant lift and you can also omit the icing and sprinkle oats, museli or your favourite seeds on top before baking.

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Halloween Cupcakes by Martha

Martha made some plain cupcakes during this week’s show and here is the simple all in one recipe. The theme of her sugarpaste decoration was Halloween this week and I hope you will enjoy seeing her work as much as I did.

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Weekend Baking: All-in-One light and fluffy Carrot Banana Loaf and Muffins

The combination of carrots with bananas in baking produces a very moist, light and fluffy cake. It is best eaten fresh but you can freeze it on the day it has been baked to retain that fresh taste for up to 3 months

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Orange Almond and Chocolate Cakes [gluten free, lactose free]

Maltese and Gozitan oranges come in all shapes, flavours and sizes, blood oranges with bright red flesh that taste very faintly of raspberries, some with big navels and no seeds, bitter Seville oranges brought to the island during Arab rule and in the open rambling countryside, you can find fragrant bergamot oranges

Weekend baking: Lemon and Ginger Polenta Cake [gluten free]

‘Weekends are meant for baking especially during the winter months.  Recipes can be adapted in many different ways to avoid gluten and to make life simpler especially if the cake is intended for sharing during a busy weekend. Citrus season is abundant and at its peak here and some of those lemons weighing down the branches in our back gardens can be used to … Read More Weekend baking: Lemon and Ginger Polenta Cake [gluten free]

Flavours from South Africa: Malva Pudding

‘By changing the way we prepare the most ordinary ingredients in our store cupboard, we can create dishes from far-off places that only  exist in our dreams.  And as the aroma fills our home as we cook and then when we bring the food to the table to share,   we are left with memories of a good meal from the place of our … Read More Flavours from South Africa: Malva Pudding

Easter Simnel Cake topped with raw marzipan

  ‘a light fruit cake rarely seen in Malta brings back memories of an English Easter.  One of my colleagues made a lovely bow and I topped the cake with raw marzipan during the show the day after it was baked.’ Prepare the raw marzipan the day before you are going to decorate the cake and keep it in the fridge. You will need: … Read More Easter Simnel Cake topped with raw marzipan

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Very Easy Healthy Brownies (Gluten Free and Lactose Free)

‘I made gluten free and lactose free brownies  and they are also without processed sugar, contain no butter or added oils.  The consistency is amazing, exactly how a brownie should be and there is nothing quicker you can bake’ You will need: 2 cups dates, soaked in just enough water 150g sugar free chocolate 250g cocoa powder 1 avocado, peeled and chopped 1 banana, peeled … Read More Very Easy Healthy Brownies (Gluten Free and Lactose Free)