Maltese Cherry Pastini are gluten free and lactose free and incredibly easy to make
Rabbit is one of the healthiest meats with low cholesterol, low salt and a lower calorific value than most other meats. This recipe was passed on to me by Andrew Borg at Black Pig in Valletta. Each rabbit loin weighs around 200g so you will need to allow one loin per person. This very light dish is so different to the more traditional rabbit … Read More Rabbit Loin with Crushed Fennel Seeds and Thyme Honey
I always like to use up my left over pastry immediately as when I leave in the fridge with the good intention of using it ‘one day soon’ it rarely ever happens and I am never organized enough to defrost pastry on time if I freeze it. So yesterday the leftovers of my almond and walnut tart ended up as a great success. I … Read More Apple Galette with cinnamon and honey … super easy…
I like to bake something in the weekend. Not only do I find it therapeutic but I like the idea of additive free fresh home baking. Today I have made this tart which is very similar to the strawberry one I posted earlier this week and I have taken out the spices and increased the cinnamon as the combination of cherries, almonds and cinnamon … Read More A Sunday bake … Cherry Cinnamon Almond Tart
This is a good quick recipe and so easy to make. I am just marinating a leg of lamb for one of our abundant Sunday lunches. It is getting very hot here and I would like to cook something substantial to feed the big appetites without spending too much time in the kitchen. On the island we are blessed with fresh produce and the … Read More Easiest ever slow cooked Roast Leg of Lamb for Sunday Lunch ….
Renato’s luscious tart has a crispy biscuit base spread with an almond paste and topped with a layer of old fashioned custard and lots of fresh strawberries. Watch out for Strawberry Festival next weekend. Strawberry and Almond Tart I use a deep 12 inch tart dish Heat the oven to 175 C For the Sweet Pastry: 320g flour 100 g Butter or Margarine 5g Baking … Read More Renato’s strawberry and almond tart
This is a good quick healthy weekday meal ideal after a weekend of richer foods…. I like to use fresh vegetables but you can combine with frozen if it suits you … Apart from the chopping, preparation time is minimal… ROASTED VEGETABLES You will need An onion Garlic, optional and quantity according to your taste Olive oil Seasoning, I always use freshly ground pepper … Read More Quick weekday meal: Roasted Vegetables …
I have started making muffins regularly with a variety of fresh fruit…. They are ideal for breakfast or a light lunch with a pot of fresh yoghurt. I cut down the sugar content and I add a different fresh fruit combination each time I bake. This is the standard recipe I use and add fruit, nuts and other flavours: Ingredients 60 g unsalted butter … Read More Muffins … A healthier version packed with goodness …
A Saturday casual gathering … when everyone still has lots to do….. Nothing nicer than a good plate of pasta in the sun to start off the weekend….. This is a good quick recipe and will take no time at all to prepare and will give us enough energy without making us feel lethargic as it is light and wholesome… Healthy Pasta Bolognaise! You … Read More A light Pasta Lunch… Healthy Macaroni Bolognaise
Celebrate Father’s Day…. Guzi’s Hazlenut and Maltese Thyme Honey Tart This recipe was given to me a few days ago by Renato Briffa as I was looking for something special to bake for someone’s dad, not my father as sadly he is no longer with us. It was created by Renato’s father Guzi in 1955 as a speciality for the family Dolceria in Old … Read More Hazlenut and Thyme Honey Tart…. Celebrate Father’s Day !
This is a quick, delicious weekday recipe that looks and tastes wonderful without taking up a lot of your time ! Ingredients 1 chicken 2 chopped apples with skin on 2 oranges chopped into segments with skin on 1 onion 2 cloves garlic Olive oil Salt and Pepper Fresh Pink peppercorns (optional) Method To reduce cooking time when i am in a hurry, I … Read More Quick weekday meal: Roast Chicken with Sage and Caramelised Oranges
Traditionally baked for special celebrations, the Torta tal Marmurat is not always available from local confectionaries. With communion celebrations this month and no doubt many family gatherings, I like the idea of baking something more traditional and a little bit different. This is a simplified version of Renato Briffa’s recipe which I have adapted for a busy home cook. The result is fantastic…. let … Read More Torta tal Marmurat… Chocolate and Almond Tart !