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 big secret to achieving that light and fluffy texture is not to overmix. You will not need any electric mixers or gadgets. Simply sift the flour twice and dry ingredients into a large bowl and … Read More Chocolate Beetroot Cake – no processed sugar, no butter or oils
Here is the recipe that we filmed last week in English and the recipe in the footage is in Maltese . But here you will also find the full recipe written in English. Any comments please let me know. I love St Martin’s feast. It reminds me of Harvest Festival in the UK. I remember how excited my children used to be preparing for … Read More Maltese St Martin’s Cake
This is the quickest way to make a simple base for a fruit tart and once it has cooled down to pile it with your favourite fresh fruit in season. Scatter some nuts, drizzle honey or agave and you will make it again and again. I use ready made short crust pastry and for the filling you will need: 500g ricotta 200g ground almonds … Read More A simple ricotta and almond base for any fruit tart
This is a treat and for me sweet enough, but blueberries are quite tart and if you require it sweeter brush the top with some barely warm agave or honey just before serving. This is another quick and easy recipe and it will not take too long to prepare. You will need : 300g butter, soft 300g sugar 300g eggs, beaten and weighed … Read More Blueberry Frangipan Cheesecake
I made these quick muffins on tv and they are ideal for putting into your kids’ lunch boxes or to send in to share for a celebration. Use gluten free flour if they are meant to be for sharing. I usually omit the brown sugar when I make mine as I find the sweetness from the carrot and apple is enough but it depends … Read More Child-friendly quick muffins
As we approach the end of summer, I’m planning some warming meals, those kind that you can prepare quickly and will satisfy you at the same time. This lasagne is one to make for yourself. It is quick and does not need to look refined but hits that spot if you have a craving for a baked pasta dish. I made them in individual … Read More Very Quick Lasagne with less calories
An upside down crumble allows the juices to ooze out of the fruit and moisten the crumble mix, filling it with all those fruity flavours. It is quick to make and does not need hours in the kitchen making it an ideal dessert to serve with ice cream. I use a mix of strawberries and bananas but other fruits can be use such as … Read More Upside Down Strawberry and Banana Crumble
This spinach ricotta pie is the ultimate summer picnic comfort food. This tart is beautiful when it is cut up after it is cooled down as it exposes the hard boiled eggs and is ideal for outdoor entertaining. Although the number of eggs in this recipe seem a lot, you can omit the hard boiled eggs but the idea is to cut it up … Read More Spinach Ricotta Picnic Pie
Buttermilk adds an incredible texture to anything that is baked and the cake crumb is lighter. This is a dense and moist cake and a small slice served with Greek yoghurt and slices of citrus also an incredible dessert.
In Episode 1, Dorian focuses on easy drinking. His tip for the summer is that it is important to store all wines in the right place. For example if you still prefer red wines in the summer, you need to make sure that they are store in a place where the temperature is stable. According to Dorian there are no bad wines, it all … Read More Summer Lifestyle: Which Wine ?