Category: Desserts

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Quick Date and vanilla ice cream

I cannot call this ice cream healthy but it is an effort to eliminate processed sugar and I use dates instead.  The flavour of the dates make it very special.   I have made this during live tv and it is very easy.  The time needed is to allow time for it to freeze before you whisk it and then of course it needs to … Read More Quick Date and vanilla ice cream

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Old fashioned quick Maltese Ice Cream made with evaporated milk

I remember this ice cream from my childhood, something quick that everyone made using evaporated milk.  You can simply leave out the cinnamon and dried fruits or you can adapt the same recipe to a flavour of your choice. You will need 1 large tin [410ml] evaporated milk 4 tablespoons sugar [or stevia] 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon vanilla 3 tablespoons glace cherries,cut in half … Read More Old fashioned quick Maltese Ice Cream made with evaporated milk

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Coffee Gateau [no bake]

This is one of my memories of Malta as a child, a recipe shared by a teacher at school, our first attempts at ‘cooking’.  Then we went abroad and I really never came across it in this format anywhere else but on my return, so many years later, discovered that it is an old time favourite of many families, with different twists adapted to … Read More Coffee Gateau [no bake]

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Two ingredient healthy banana ice cream

Its ice cream weather and now here to stay. This quick and easy banana ice cream needs no added sugar, is gluten free and you can make it in the comfort of your home knowing exactly what has gone into it.   All you need is to squeeze some fresh lemon to keep the bananas from discolouring before freezing.   The result is fantastic even … Read More Two ingredient healthy banana ice cream

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Sweet Qassata

The savory version of these individual sweet ricotta pies are very popular on the islands but the sweet ones are rarely seen. They start to make an appearance in a few of the local bakeries as Easter or Christmas approach. Visually they appear festive, with brightly coloured red and green sprinkles and candid peel and cherries. This recipe was passed on to me by … Read More Sweet Qassata

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Kefir as a frozen dessert – and this one is lactose free

Kefir is an Eastern European ingredient that I fell in love with as soon as I started seeing it on the shelves of the Bulgarian and Polish specialist shops and Russian deli a few years ago. It is an ancient ingredient and has been used for over 2000 years.  The taste is tangy and fermented and it is a stronger version of a drinkable … Read More Kefir as a frozen dessert – and this one is lactose free

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Blueberry Frangipan Cheesecake

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

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Organic Iced Smoothies

Kids are always more eager to eat something when they help to prepare it.  I particularly like making ice lollies with them because the process keeps them occupied for a while and during the hot summer these have been a treat for all the family.     We start off with preparing the moulds on the tray provided.  Then simply use one of your … Read More Organic Iced Smoothies

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Quick Pina Colada Ice Cream

So many people are overwhelmed about making ice creams.   Recently I have shared a few ice cream recipes on tv and radio that do not require an ice cream machine.   There are many short cuts without going through a lot of work.    The best thing about making something at home is that you can add your favourite ingredients and leave out any flavours … Read More Quick Pina Colada Ice Cream

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Fig Coffee Walnut Rose Trifle

What makes a dessert decadent ?

The ingredients, the flavours and the expectation as soon as you set eyes on it, stirring the imagination of what is yet to come. And this one does not disappoint and is certainly just decadent.

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Very quick no-bake ricotta and yogurt flan

For a very quick summer dessert that requires no time spent in a hot kitchen this is a sweet that can be prepared in under 5 minutes provided you have all the ingredients at hand. You will need: 1 ready made Sponge flan 800g ricotta 100ml Greek Yoghurt 100g Sugar or the equivalent in stevia 300g candid peel and chopped dark chocolate (ratio according … Read More Very quick no-bake ricotta and yogurt flan

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Light Strawberry Yogurt Desserts

I use light strawberry yogurt to make this easy summer dessert.  For many reasons it is nearly impossible to call this a recipe because it is so easy and quick to make with great results that look like  you have take a bit more time. Use edible geranium petals to finish off desserts Light Strawberry Yoghurt Desserts You will need: 1 packet no added … Read More Light Strawberry Yogurt Desserts