Tag: #carob

Quince and Carob Cake

Quince and carob are old Mediterranean ingredients and although still available here, seldom used. Bring back the old I think, and keep part of our identity in a world today where eating is becoming so eclectic and universal. A good thing as long as we remember the roots. For this so delicious and yummy cake you will need: 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups oil … Read More Quince and Carob Cake

Gluten Free Date Lemon and Carob Flapjacks (#nutfree #dairyfree #eggfree)

I made these ever so easy flapjacks yesterday using gluten free oats. The flavor of dates and lemon is divine and these are soft flapjacks, the melt-in-your-mouth type. Instead of sugar I used carob syrup made from the recent new harvest in the village but if it is not available where you live use molasses or golden syrup. I tried these with honey some … Read More Gluten Free Date Lemon and Carob Flapjacks (#nutfree #dairyfree #eggfree)

Carob Syrup from the heart of the Mediterranean!

Mayor David Schembri was my guest on the cooking segment for Indigo on One TV yesterday. The Mayor brought with him some newly harvested carob from the village of Qrendi. I have reblogged last year’s post when when I made carob syrup as I had a few requests last evening. This is an old time favorite making a comeback. Have a wonderful day !

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How to make Maltese Carob Syrup

I get excited when I stumble on old recipes and look forward to trying them out in my kitchen. Today I am making Carob Syrup [very time consuming]. Although you can buy it ready made, nothing beats the flavor of home made. The tree is fascinating, a cool shelter during the sweltering heat. ┬áCarob is gluten free, nut free, dairy free and caffeine free … Read More How to make Maltese Carob Syrup

And from the island of love, a poem from the Professor …. Roasted Grape Loaf

Poetry and love go together and this being the month of love makes it a good time to share a poem by Professor Oliver Friggieri which he wrote at my request a few months ago after a discussion on the use of local food in poetry. I got to know the Professor and his wife Eileen well, sitting around their kitchen table as he … Read More And from the island of love, a poem from the Professor …. Roasted Grape Loaf

Energy Balls with citrus zest (gluten free, no processed sugar)

There is something so satisfying when you know exactly what your’re eating. I use a mix of dates, figs, prunes, added almonds and lots of fresh tangerine zest. These energy balls are very easy to make and a good activity with the kids. I coated half the balls in sesame seeds and the other half in coconut. You can also make a very large … Read More Energy Balls with citrus zest (gluten free, no processed sugar)

Cinnamon Palmiers with Carob Syrup, a quick and easy weekend bake

I like to keep a packet of ready-made puff pastry in my freezer. These palmiers are delicious and a great emergency fresh bake. I lightly drizzle some carob syrup as soon as I take them out of the oven and the combination of carob and cinnamon is divine. You will need : 1 sheet ready-made good quality puff pastry, thawed if frozen 1 tablespoon … Read More Cinnamon Palmiers with Carob Syrup, a quick and easy weekend bake

Carob Syrup from the heart of the Mediterranean!

I get excited when I stumble on old recipes and look forward to trying them out in my kitchen. Today I am making a cake from a really old recipe but it requires carob syrup, a rather unusual ingredient. Although it is available on the island, I decide to make it myself. Is this a good idea? Carob is gluten free, nut free, dairy … Read More Carob Syrup from the heart of the Mediterranean!