Tag: #bajtar

Baked Fig Ricotta Cheesecake (gluten free)

‘There are a few varieties of Maltese figs and these in my cheesecake are known as ‘bajtar ta’ San Gwann’ [St John’s Figs] and come to harvest at the end of spring and beginning of summer.  This fig does not develop the rich flavor, sweetness or vibrant colours of the other two varieties that ripen later in the summer.  The colour is greenish white … Read More Baked Fig Ricotta Cheesecake (gluten free)

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Saute of Prickly Pear Paddles and how to use them [Nopales]

  We always await each summer for prickly pears to come into season, so ripe, juicy and colorful.   The cactus features against the rubble walls in most photos that identify Maltese countryside. The health benefits of prickly pears  are endless and very much sought after all around the world and classed nearly as a superfood. My favourite way of using it this summer was to pick fruits … Read More Saute of Prickly Pear Paddles and how to use them [Nopales]