Category: Maltese and Gozitan Food

Very Quick Mulberry [Cawsli] Cheesecake [gluten free]

I like this cheesecake, made with ricotta, because it is an all-in-one recipe and ever so easy to make. For the Quick Mulberry Cheesecake you will need: 300g Maltese mulberries (Ċawsli) 1kg ricotta 6 large eggs 2 tablespoons cornflour 200g caster sugar or equivalent in stevia vanilla pinch of salt grated zest of a lime or lemon   Preheat oven to 170°C and line … Read More Very Quick Mulberry [Cawsli] Cheesecake [gluten free]

Ruggata – Old fashioned Maltese Almond Lemon Drink

I follow an old traditional recipe and use common almond essence.  This recipe came from those days when it was a necessity to be frugal in the kitchen. Ruggata is very quick to make, contains a lot of sugar.  You can use stevia if you wish but it does not achieve exactly the same results. This is a cordial and I know it seems … Read More Ruggata – Old fashioned Maltese Almond Lemon Drink

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Farm to Fork Organic Salad

I went to Vincent’s Eco Farm today and got a wonderful box of fresh organic produce.  I chose produce that was cultivated on the estate.  There was a huge variety but I chose cauliflower, egglplants, a mix of coloured tomatoes, bulgarian tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, kale, onion, lemons and more. You should see the size of the cucumbers, those old fashioned type ones that … Read More Farm to Fork Organic Salad

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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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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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Maltese St Martin’s Cake

Here is the recipe that we filmed last week in English and the recipe in the footage is in Maltese .  But here you will also find the full recipe written in English.  Any comments please let me know. I love St Martin’s feast.  It reminds me of Harvest Festival in the UK.  I remember  how excited my children used to be preparing for … Read More Maltese St Martin’s Cake

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A simple ricotta and almond base for any fruit tart

This is the quickest way to make a simple base for a fruit tart and once it has cooled down to pile it with your favourite fresh fruit in season.  Scatter some nuts, drizzle honey or agave and you will make it again and again. I use ready made short crust pastry and for the filling you will need: 500g ricotta 200g ground almonds … Read More A simple ricotta and almond base for any fruit tart

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Green Lentil, Parsley and Lime Soup with Soft Gozitan Gibna

Green lentils keep their texture and have a richer flavour than the orange variety.  For this soup I use a hand held blender [pulse setting] to puree the soup lightly and the final result has a mix of whole green and pureed lentils. It is very quick to prepare, no chopping and served with a Gozitan fresh goat’s milk gibna, it makes a very … Read More Green Lentil, Parsley and Lime Soup with Soft Gozitan Gibna

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The language of food – Prickly Pear Paddles

The language of food can vary even in two islands that are just over 20 km away from each other.  😉 Saute of Prickly Pear Paddles

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Soft Fresh Gbejna with Berries, Honey and Almonds

Soft fresh gbejna makes a wonderful dessert when served with berries, citrus zest, honey and nuts. Simplicity is always best and I love serving ingredients as close to their natural state as possible. First of all you will need some fresh soft gbejna, the fresher the better.  I use cow’s milk gbejna for this recipe. Drain the water and chop it up. Then lay … Read More Soft Fresh Gbejna with Berries, Honey and Almonds

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Summer Lifestyle: Which Wine ?

In Episode 1, Dorian focuses on easy drinking. His tip for the summer is that it is important to store all wines in the right place.  For example if you still prefer red wines in the summer, you need to make sure that they are store in a place where the temperature is stable. According to Dorian there are no bad wines, it all … Read More Summer Lifestyle: Which Wine ?

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Maltese Marmurat Tart

Traditionally baked for special celebrations, the Torta tal-Marmurat is not easy to find in local shops. The combination of chocolate, orange marmalade and almonds is without doubt divine.