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Tag: #bake

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Chicken Muffins

‘baking is a therapy for me, dipping my hands in flour and transforming it into light bakes, I could do it forever.  I have also tried these muffins with spelt flour and I love its silkiness and nutty flavor. You do get a lighter texture with self raising flour in this recipe though. A few of my readers requested chicken muffins and here they … Read More Chicken Muffins

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Cakes and bakes with no added butter or refined sugar – timesofmalta.com

In today’s Sunday Times a collection of my cakes with no processed sugar or butter Source: Cakes and bakes with no added butter and processed sugar – timesofmalta.com

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Butternut squash and bacon muffins

Pumpkin feast is celebrated in a beautiful village up North during the month of October every year. Veronica from Manikata was our tv guest this week and this is her recipe for Pumpkin muffins with cheddar and bacon. They were delicious and you will need: 80ml olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed or use Garlic Spray 250g butternut squash or … Read More Butternut squash and bacon muffins

Pissaladière , no yeast deep pan style

My programme this week is a celebration of summer on the most glorious island. The vivid colours of natural produce, the blueness of the sea and the unique light that I have not encountered elsewhere still leave me mesmerized. The prickly pears you see are freshly cut by the farmer, literally under an hour before we went on air. And more to come here … Read More Pissaladière , no yeast deep pan style

No knead Date and Apple Bundt

There is something I find so therapeutic about working with yeast and this week’s bake is worth trying out. You simply need to mix the ingredients with a spoon for the dough before you go to bed, and the next morning you will wake up to a very springy, airy dough that feels so light to touch. Its amazing. As much as I try … Read More No knead Date and Apple Bundt

Cakes without butter and refined sugar

I love baking, especially when I develop new recipes and try to perfect them. It takes time and patience but over the past few years I have developed a range of cakes and bakes with no added butter or processed sugar. Cakes should be fluffy and light. The bulk of processed sugar and the flavour and consistency of butter is often needed to achieve … Read More Cakes without butter and refined sugar

Coffee Mug Almond Cookies

You do need the right cutters for these cookies but I think they are such a good idea, just to serve something different :). You can also cut out an incision in the dough before baking to accommodate for the cookies to hang on the rim of your mug. I these are cookies, I wanted a cakey cookie texture and used self raising flour instead … Read More Coffee Mug Almond Cookies

Pumpkin and goat’s cheese crumble

Very quick Sicilian Soft Marzipan Cookies

On the island we are used to these Sicilian so very soft marzipan cookies and everyone who tasted mine was not aware of any shortcuts to the original recipe. Time is a great commodity and I like a balance where you can still make home made food without spending hours in a hot kitchen. There is nothing better than what you make at home. … Read More Very quick Sicilian Soft Marzipan Cookies

Quick Everyday Meal: Broccoli and Hazelnut Pasta Shell Bake

This is a healthy pasta dish, shells filled with a mix of broccoli, hazelnuts and ricotta and baked in the oven to make a surprisingly light dish. I used 10 giant pasta shells and this serves 2 to 3 persons. You will need: 10 pasta shells.  Boil plenty water with a bit of salt and when it reaches boiling point drop the shells into … Read More Quick Everyday Meal: Broccoli and Hazelnut Pasta Shell Bake

Its lavender Sunday …

Weekends are for baking and today I look out at the garden with its abundance of flora, foliage so very green at the peak of its life cycle, so fertile before the strong heat of the summer hits us. I love anything that involves cooking from the garden and i am going through a phase of wishing to try everything i see to re-discover … Read More Its lavender Sunday …

Pistachio pie crust and the secret of baking blind …

I had a bumper baking day yesterday and I have to share the secret of blind baking, something I have done before but perhaps in more detail. Some of my friends are not convinced yet and still use the ‘beans’method. But i guarantee that if you use this you will not go back to your beans. A better end result, quicker, easier, smoother … … Read More Pistachio pie crust and the secret of baking blind …