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Category: Tarts

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Chicken, Feta and Kale Filo Pie

‘This is a great way to use up bits of filo that have broken up in the fridge or freezer.  The tart may not look very attractive when  you assemble it however when baked it becomes beautiful, sprinkled with sesame seeds, crispy and golden. I use ground almonds to coat the bottom of the dish and prevent the bottom layers of filo from becoming … Read More Chicken, Feta and Kale Filo Pie

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Turmeric Tart with Orange Blossom Water [egg free]

‘This tart is adapted from the Lebanese ‘Sfouf’ made from semolina and turmeric.  It is moist, sweet and economical.  Orange flower water is very popular in Maltese sweets and the flavour marries very well with the exotic middle eastern flavours of this cake.  Turmeric is a spice with over 300 different components and it has many amazing properties.  I usually use the fresh root … Read More Turmeric Tart with Orange Blossom Water [egg free]

Anton’s Ricotta and Almond Tart

I adapted Anton’s recipe with no added butter and no sugar and for the crust you will need:

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Artichoke Salad in a pistachio crust

The ingredients come from this Mediterranean garden and I have also used ricotta, a most common ingredient here that you will find any day in every local kitchen.

Marmurat Tart

Baked for special celebrations, this is a traditional chocolate tart with orange flavor. It is not always available from local confectionaries and with communion celebrations this month and many family gatherings, this will be very popular. This is a simplified version of Renato’s recipe which I have adapted for a busy home cook. You will need a 10 inch tart dish Heat oven to … Read More Marmurat Tart

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A unique tart with Jujube and Pomegranate

How can I describe the flavor? It is like eating the best tasting apple with a caramel undertone. This is the jujube, the Korean, Chinese or Indian date …. a pop-in-the-mouth morsel full of flavor.
A very unusual fruit and quite delicious, yet I find I am unable to eat too many…. In Texas Jujube has become very trendy recently and is being cultivated and sold as a dried health food.