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
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)
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. Carob is gluten free, nut free, dairy free and caffeine free … Read More How to make Maltese Carob Syrup
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
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
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!