Category: Easter

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Less Sugar Chocolate Salami – Easter is coming!

Easter means lots of good chocolate and this is an extremely easy recipe which can be made in minutes.  It freezes well for 3 month. You will need: 200g biscuits of your choice 100g chopped almonds 250g Novi bloc Dark Chocolate 50g unsalted butter 200g dates 6 tablespoons almond milk A splash of Amaretto Icing sugar , for coating Mini Easter Eggs for decorating … Read More Less Sugar Chocolate Salami – Easter is coming!

The statues of Good Friday

Good Friday  is a very important day on the island and in every parish throughout the afternoon, processions take over most villages and towns.  This tradition is wonderful and very vibrant. Excitement fills the air as the adored statues decorated with fresh flowers emerge into the crowded streets.  Participants dress as Pontus Pilate, soldiers and other characters as they remember the last few hours … Read More The statues of Good Friday

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Very quick Chocolate Raspberry Yoghurt Desserts – Easter is coming

This is one of the easiest desserts I can think of and it is based on my grandmother’s bonito which was made with evaporated milk in stead of greek yoghurt. You will need: 500g Novibloc 1 packet of jelly, no added sugar 100ml hot water grated zest of 1 lime 800ml tubs low fat raspberry yoghurt 200g fresh raspberries fresh mint leaves  to garnish … Read More Very quick Chocolate Raspberry Yoghurt Desserts – Easter is coming

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Gluten Free Easter Nests

These easy easter treats are ideal to make with kids during the Easter break.  No baking required and they set very quickly and can be decorated with mini easter eggs   Prep Time 10mins Makes 12 nests   150g Novibloc 50g unsalted butter 1 tbsp honey or agave 150g gluten free cornflakes mini Novi Easter eggs Method Break up the chocolate & place it … Read More Gluten Free Easter Nests

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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.

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Maltese Figolla covered in dark chocolate

Easter is round the corner and its time to start preparing figolli. The recipe I use was passed on to me by Renato Briffa.

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When vol au vents take centre stage

Vol au vents are easy to make and even easier when you use the ready made packs that are precooked. Valentine’s is a day for entertaining and this is a perfect option for a starter or a little nibble served with drinks.

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Maltese Easter Figolli [gluten free, vegan, reduced sugar]

‘Making figolli [two cookie layers with a soft mazipan filling] is a good childhood memory if you were brought up in Malta and making them every Easter is a tradition for most Maltese families, even for those who usually do not make cakes and sweets.

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Torta Pasqualina

The pie is baked in a angel cake tin using filo pastry and I sprinkle it with sesame seeds to finish off.

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Getting ready for Easter with Connie

Connie Spiteri is the lady who is dedicated to teaching the art of cake decoration and sugarcraft.   I spent a season of enjoyable lessons with her and wish I had the time to pursue this form of art. Easter won’t be Easter without some bunnies perched on a cake or muffins. Connie can be contacted via her facebook page Photography:Gino Galea

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Hot Cross Buns

Traditional hot cross buns with yeast are a must on Good Friday and when they are homemade they are even more special.