‘Pippa’s apple pie can be made so very quickly without the use of any kitchen appliances, simply mixed by hand. It is gluten free and Pippa grids whole blanched almonds for absolute freshness… and when its ready, the smell, the taste – just divine. If you are in a mood for an extra treat, Pippa suggests topping with fresh cream’
‘Fortifying food with nutritious ingredients is something I focus on during our daily tv show. I have been using fresh turmeric root nearly everyday in one way or another for the last 2 years and as winter approaches there is nothing more welcoming than my golden lattes. For an extra boost and variety of flavours, chopped fresh fruit is added to the milk as … Read More Golden Apple Latte with maca powder
I’ve just finished writing a piece on the history of Victorian baking and the good old bakewell came to mind again. This week I used more or less the same ingredients of the tart filling and with the addition of my homemade mincemeat and made a Bakewell Cake. I reduced the sugar and fat content but still left enough to give that rounded taste. … Read More Bakewell Cake with Mincemeat
Local apples are referred to as Belludia (Belludja) apples. I was told that it is a translation for Golden Delicious apples but Golden Delicious they are not! Not as tart as English cooking apples, edible without having to cook them, they come in a variety of sizes from tiny mini apples to large ones all ready for harvest from the same tree at the … Read More Belludia Apple Jam
This is a traybake, so quick and easy, an all-in-one that is soft, moist and fluffy. It contains no butter but I have used olive oil instead. You will need: 2 cups yogurt 1 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cups sugar 5 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 cups self raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 … Read More Apple yoghurt tray cake with no butter
I love apples, they are so versatile. This apple pie is ideal for those who do not enjoy mince pies or do not like dried fruit. Do make your own pastry as it makes a difference and this is a foolproof recipe; the elasticity of the consistency does not tear, is easy to manipulate and sticks together without an egg wash. For a Cinnamon … Read More Apple Cinnamon Pies
‘I spent a good part of the day in the Three Cities where the feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated in Bormla. I love this area and for me it is the best part of the island. The history, the architecture, access to the sea and the most glorious views, warm and genuine people …’ Here is an easy all-in-one recipe adapted from … Read More Bormla and an easy bake apple cinnamon cake
For a flavor of life in the Mediterranean this week, click here ! Today on One TV, we feature Chef Daniele from Milan and he will be preparing Risottto Milanese (of course!) and a lovely Apple and Rum cake which is so delicious. This is his recipe for the cake. It is easy to make, light textured and delicious. You will need: 150g butter … Read More How do you make Italian Apple cake with Rum ?
I open the gate today and I am greeted by these wooly creatures and this makes me happy to live here… A first time meeting with Ninu the shepherd, a friendly chat and he is full of curiosity and asks personal questions but this is the heart of the Mediterranean countryside and it is acceptable. He tells me of his cheese making secrets that … Read More Sheep graze outside our door.. and we make apple jam
World Health Day this year focuses on Vector borne disease that kills over a million people every year, 660,000 from malaria alone. And living on a beautiful island blessed with so many good things, I wrote in my column today about wishing to remember those in less fortunate environments and at the very least appreciate what we have around us merely due to the … Read More World Health Day and an open apple and marzipan tart …
Picking wild apples in the morning A few weeks ago while I was making Apple and Strawberry jam, I had a visit from Liana, a beautiful young lawyer from Ukraine who lives and works in Switzerland. She came with her father and they were charming and lovely to have around. They sampled my jams and told me they were delighted with the flavors of … Read More A jam of wild Mediterranean Apples and Strawberries… the fruits of a special island….