Tag: Baking

Crustless Vegetable Pie [gluten free]

This is one of my regular dishes, one of those I make at least once a week and use up all the left over vegetables of the week.  You can even add wilted lettuce leaves, chopped up finely  – anything goes and it is delicious served hot or stored in the fridge and sliced for take-to-work lunches.  And when you are driving home after … Read More Crustless Vegetable Pie [gluten free]

Baking with spelt flour from today’s Sunday Times

I use, whenever possible, ingredients that are unrefined and as close as possible to their natural state. Spelt is an ancient whole grain with several references found in the Bible. It contains less gluten than wheat flour and has a higher content of protein. These recipes are .. Source: Sunday Times Baking with spelt flour

Seasonal sweets – timesofmalta.com

‘You can find more of my festive recipes in today’s Sunday Times’ Source: Seasonal sweets – timesofmalta.com

St Martin’s Loaf

This coming Sunday the feast of St Martin is celebrated and sweet yeast loaves together with nuts, clementines, figs and more are given to children in bags brimming at the seams to signify the abundance and bounty of this glorious land. Rather than the small loaves, we made one big one and Brian decorated it with liqorish sweets. You will need: 400g plain flour … Read More St Martin’s Loaf

Quick muffins with the kids

This week I made quick muffins with the kids during the show. They specially loved decorating them and you can see the delight on their faces. For the muffins you will need: 4 cups self raising flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda juice and grated zest of half a lemon 1 cup coconut 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 eggs 4 tablespoons honey or stevia … Read More Quick muffins with the kids

Chocolate Coconut cake with reduced sugar and no butter

Some of my readers tell me that they are not able to get used to the taste of Stevia. Of course Stevia is not processed sugar and our tastebuds need to adjust. This chocolate coconut cake which I made during our show this week has equal quantities of sugar and stevia, with the idea of gradually eliminating sugar. For the chocolate coconut cake you … Read More Chocolate Coconut cake with reduced sugar and no butter

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

Baked Ricotta and Peach “Cheesecake”

Follow follow follow me on facebook x I love this new bake which we featured this week on TV. Simple and straighforward to make with a light texture, much lighter than that of a traditional baked cheesecake. This has no added processed sugar, no gluten and no butter. You will need: 250g plain biscuits, i used gluten free and sugar free 750g ricotta 125 … Read More Baked Ricotta and Peach “Cheesecake”

Strawberry Cheese-Cake for Brilliant Baking Magazine

In this month’s Brilliant Baking Magazine you will find my new recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake. And on the cover Rosemary Shrager who will join me on my programme Dieta Mediterranja on 98FM which will be aired this week. and for the recipe in Maltese click here

Fig and Walnut Cake

A Mediterranean Diet focuses on ingredients that are as close as possible to their natural state. You will need : 2 1/2 cups self raising flour, sieved 1 cup brown sugar or stevia 1/2 cup melted butter 3 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup mashed ricotta 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice Juice of one lemon topped with strained tea to make one … Read More Fig and Walnut Cake

Strawberry Sundae Tart

Summers remind me of strawberries and cream and mine are immersed into a chocolate pastry cream in a crust of chocolate. I am making the pastry cream without eggs as it seems more popular these days. This pie can also be gluten free merely by substituting the flour in the crust with gluten free flour (I used Doves usually for this crust when i … Read More Strawberry Sundae Tart

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 …