Tag: #christmas

The Maltese ‘Presepju’ – Christmas Nativity in Valletta

It is well worth making the time to go and visit the exhibition organised by Charles Bellia on behalf of ‘Friends of the Crib at the iconic Palazzo Ferreria also known as Palazzo Buttigieg Francia just as you pass the main entrance to Valletta.   The exhibition will be open until 5 January.   Entrance is free and if you can also find more information … Read More The Maltese ‘Presepju’ – Christmas Nativity in Valletta


Maltese Paediatric Association supports ’22 children’

The Maltese Paediatric Association issued a statement today that it deplores the position taken by Identity Malta towards non EU families residing in Malta, whereby enforcement of a policy of minimum income results in the expulsion of these children from our country and the inevitable separation from their parents. For this reason, the Malta Paediatric Association supports the initiative by His Grace the Archbishop … Read More Maltese Paediatric Association supports ’22 children’


Happy Christmas Everybody x

Happy Christmas everybody!

You can watch the Christmas Edition of the tv show by clicking here


Healthier Maltese Style Christmas Log

The Maltese Christmas log is an unbelievably easy to make. It is a no-bake, fuss-free quick recipe and it will always taste wonderful as long as you use a good quality chocolate to coat it. It is usually made with condensed milk.

I think every can relax and enjoy their favourite sweets at Christmas but for a healthier, vegan, no added processed sugar version, try this recipe !


Gluten Free Christmas Cake

‘This cake has no added refined sugar and I use ground almonds instead of flour. I love the taste and texture. If you prefer it sweeter add some stevia.


Christmas is coming ! Quick and Easy Chocolate Muffins

These chocolate muffins are so quick and easy to make and they are so soft and delicious that I think most people will not be able to resist a second one.

During Christmas week or a weekend in December they are ideal a any tie of the day and a good start to the weekend as a late breakfast too with a cup of coffee. Thick, dark and silky chocolate gives you an instant lift and you can also omit the icing and sprinkle oats, museli or your favourite seeds on top before baking.


Egg free Christmas mincemeat Loaf with Buttermilk

‘Every year I save some of my Christmas Mincemeat to use the following year. The flavour matures and the taste improves over time and once we start to approach the beginning of November I like to use it up and make this egg free mincemeat loaf which is absolutely effortless but starts to remind me that Christmas is only round the corner. I made a variety of two different loaves this week, one in real time during the tv show.


How to make Festive Biscotti using mincemeat

‘biscotti made with mincemeat and studded with colourful glace cherries will spice up any Christmas gathering.  I use almond meal [or ground almonds] mixed with the flour.  For a gluten free option use gluten free self raising flour.’ You will need: 1 cup mincemeat [mincepie filling] 2 cups self raising flour 1 cup almond flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda a pinch of salt … Read More How to make Festive Biscotti using mincemeat


Christmas Dried Fruit Log for the Cheeseboard [Vegan, gluten free]

‘Make your dried fruit mini-log long and slim; it will look great on a Christmas cheese board served with fresh fruit, Maltese Galletti, chutney and pickles.


Collins Street Style Christmas Cake

Collins Street Christmas Cake Lea Hogg Recipe

Chestnut roquefort stuffing

‘Christmas is no Christmas without chestnuts!  This dish is festive and wholesome, just a different way to serve stuffing with your turkey or goose.  With fresh sage and topped with cranberries, it will make a great addition to the Christmas table’ You will need: 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 onions, finely chopped, cooked 8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped 350g vacuum packed chestnuts 1 local sausage, cooked and finely chopped 2 … Read More Chestnut roquefort stuffing


Sicilian Cuccidati, getting ready for Christmas

Sicilian Cuccidati make a welcome addition or alternative to mincepies. Like most people I adore mince pies but I usually like to add this Sicilian version to my Christmas baking. Traditional cuccidati recipes require the filling to be cooked and in this recipe I have removed refined sugar and left simply blended all the ingredients for the filling in a food processor with an amazing result in texture and flavour.