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Category: Weekend & Holiday Baking

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Egg free Christmas mincemeat Loaf with Buttermilk

‘Every year I save some of my Christmas Mincemeat to use the following year. The flavour matures and the taste improves over time and once we start to approach the beginning of November I like to use it up and make this egg free mincemeat loaf which is absolutely effortless but starts to remind me that Christmas is only round the corner. I made a variety of two different loaves this week, one in real time during the tv show.

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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

Maltese Village Cookies [Biskuttini tar-rahal] – no added fats

There are several recipes of traditional Maltese rusks but I particularly like this one with no added fats and a straightforward nearly all-in-one method.

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Healthy smoothie duo [and a hint of lemon grass]

The lemongrass flavour is divine and I made a two in one smoothie by mixing raw cacao with the mix for my bottom layer. I added oats and Greek Yoghurt and the result is amazing, both visually, nutritionally and taste.

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Weekend Baking: Quick crumbly almond cupcakes [reduced sugar, reduced fat]

‘Mascarpone produces great results in baking as an alternative to butter. Did you know that 100g of Mascarpone has around 435 calories as opposed to 717 calories for every 100g of butter. For this recipe, I like to use the soft brown sugar that has 1/3 of its calories reduced with stevia incorporated into the sugar crystals, therefore giving the same texture and level … Read More Weekend Baking: Quick crumbly almond cupcakes [reduced sugar, reduced fat]

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How to make Christmas Biscotti using mincemeat

‘biscotti made with mincemeat and studded with colourful glace cherries will spice up any Christmas gathering.  I use almond meal [or ground almonds] mixed with the flour.  For a gluten free option use gluten free self raising flour.’ You will need: 1 cup mincemeat [mincepie filling] 2 cups self raising flour 1 cup almond flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda a pinch of salt … Read More How to make Christmas Biscotti using mincemeat

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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Orange Ricotta Scones – butterless and no added sugar

So much citrus this time of the year and these scones are a real treat, just divine, without any added sugar or butter,

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Gluten Free Quinoa Cookies

  No added refined sugar, wheat free and you can swap the chocolate chips with dried fruit. And for the biscuits you will need: 35g Ground Almonds 280g Cooked Quinoa, according to instructions on pack 1 teaspoon baking powder (gf) 50 g dark chocolate chips or chopped 100g coconut 2 egg whites 100g peanut butter 100g applesauce 85g honey a few drops good vanilla … Read More Gluten Free Quinoa Cookies

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Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

This is the most moist, most delicious and light textured Texas Sheet cake and it must always be square nor round

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Lets bake eclairs!

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