On the occasion of Orthodox Easter, we caught up with the Ambassador of Greece, Dimitrious G Tsoungas who spoke about how the 800 Greek residents in Malta will be celebrating Easter this weekend and also gave an update on the status of the COVID-19 outbreak in Greece. I think that in Greece we are doing rather well, with a few other countries like Malta for … Read More Catching up with His Excellency Dimitrious Tsoungas on Orthodox Easter and COVID-19 in Greece
These easy easter treats are ideal to make with kids during the Easter break. No baking required and they set very quickly and can be decorated with mini easter eggs Prep Time 10mins Makes 12 nests 150g Novibloc 50g unsalted butter 1 tbsp honey or agave 150g gluten free cornflakes mini Novi Easter eggs Method Break up the chocolate & place it … Read More Gluten Free Easter Nests
I think the combination of coconut and dark chocolate is one of the most pleasurable flavours I can think of. The gritty texture of the coconut combined with the silky dark chocolate is used in many iconic sweets and topping this dessert with the sweet. succulent strawberries that are at the peak of their season produces this simple yet amazing dessert which few will be unable to resist.
‘Making figolli [two cookie layers with a soft mazipan filling] is a good childhood memory if you were brought up in Malta and making them every Easter is a tradition for most Maltese families, even for those who usually do not make cakes and sweets.
‘a light fruit cake rarely seen in Malta brings back memories of an English Easter. One of my colleagues made a lovely bow and I topped the cake with raw marzipan during the show the day after it was baked.’ Prepare the raw marzipan the day before you are going to decorate the cake and keep it in the fridge. You will need: … Read More Easter Simnel Cake topped with raw marzipan
I am sharing the recipes for my favorite Easter meal to be repeated again at lunch time tomorrow. As much as I like variety and experimentation with new ingredients, I seem to stick to the same meals for family occasions and I guess it is all about familiarity and wanting to eat your favorite things during the holidays. I love bee pollen scattered on … Read More My favorite Easter lunch… Leg of Lamb and Roast Potatoes with Bee Pollen, fennel and mint
I am sharing Renato Briffa’s recipe for Maltese figolli. And for the figolli pastry you will need: 2 kilos flour 25 g baking powder 450g butter 1 lemon zest 4 drops vanilla extract Rub in butter into flour add the rest of the ingredients. Separately mix together 800g sugar 1/2 can evaporated milk 1 litre water Mix with wooden spoon until sugar dissolves Add … Read More Renato’s Maltese Figolli