Category: Chocolate

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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!

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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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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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Quick No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Slice [Vegan, Gluten Free] – Easter is coming

I think the combination of coconut and dark chocolate is one of the most pleasurable flavours I can think of. The gritty texture of the coconut combined with the silky dark chocolate is used in many iconic sweets and topping this dessert with the sweet. succulent strawberries that are at the peak of their season produces this simple yet amazing dessert which few will be unable to resist.

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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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Making a cup of thick old-fashioned hot chocolate [the healthy way]

In the middle of a cold winter, there is nothing more welcome that a cup of hot chocolate. The old fashioned thick chocolate you usually find served in smaller cups around the Continent is ideal to give a sense of warmth and satisfy the longing for comfort food and sweet cravings that the cold weather usually brings with it.

And there is a way to achieve that luscious thickness and keep a fairly healthy luxurious hot chocolate at the same time. I would say this recipe makes ad rich and creamy hot chocolate without the addition of cream and it is delicious’

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Healthier Maltese Baci Balls

Gluten-free, lactose-free and reduced sugar diets are hot topics these days. The drive for ingredients to suit a large number of food intolerances comes from consumers and with such a large choice in the market, guests no longer have to feel they are a burden to their hosts and be apologetic about their intolerances.

Adjusting recipes to make them suitable for everyone is much easier than making special dishes to cater for individual requirements. These Christmas vegan hazelnut balls are free from lactose and gluten and are sweetened with unrefined sugars in reduced quantity

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Christmas is coming! Carrot, Oat and Chocolate Bars

‘I like making my own energy bars as i know exactly what has gone into them. This is a quick recipe and the result is amazing. Once they are set, preferably the day after they are made, I cut them up into bars or squares, pack them individually and freeze them’

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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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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

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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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Healthier Salted Caramel Bars

‘these biscuits are gluten free, lactose free with no added refined sugar.  They can be stored in the fridge for a week and in the freezer for 3 months.  Today the feast of St Gregory is celebrated and I enjoyed the phone ins from our viewers in this morning’s show as they narrated their memories and shared the history of this feast day.  thank … Read More Healthier Salted Caramel Bars