Tag: #fig

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Fig Coffee Walnut Rose Trifle

What makes a dessert decadent ?

The ingredients, the flavours and the expectation as soon as you set eyes on it, stirring the imagination of what is yet to come. And this one does not disappoint and is certainly just decadent.

Baked Fig Ricotta Cheesecake (gluten free)

‘There are a few varieties of Maltese figs and these in my cheesecake are known as ‘bajtar ta’ San Gwann’ [St John’s Figs] and come to harvest at the end of spring and beginning of summer.  This fig does not develop the rich flavor, sweetness or vibrant colours of the other two varieties that ripen later in the summer.  The colour is greenish white … Read More Baked Fig Ricotta Cheesecake (gluten free)

Fresh Maltese gbejna with figs

Simplicity is always best and this dessert takes advantage of the freshness of local ingredients, combining flavors with amazing results without any need of cooking.  I believe there is too much focus these days on food styling with flavors often forgotten. Fresh gbejna comes immersed in water and has a short shelf life.  It can be used in both savory and sweet dishes.  For this … Read More Fresh Maltese gbejna with figs

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

Jam with fresh figs from the garden

Join us for a week on the island in the Heart of the Mediterranean by clicking here Di-ve News Here are some wonderful figs fresh from the garden this morning for my jam making. You will need: 2 kg figs 1.8 kg sugar Grated rind of 2 lemons 4 lemons squeezed Wash the figs and remove any hard bits and bruising but keep skin … Read More Jam with fresh figs from the garden

Celebrating the month of love … A lusty fig tart and more …

The month of February is with us and we all think of Valentine’s day and love is on our mind. Why do people all over the world love a Mediterranean diet? After spending most of my life traveling the world, cooking and eating an eclectic mix of cuisines, I am now on a island in the heart of the Mediterranean where nature works its … Read More Celebrating the month of love … A lusty fig tart and more …

Gluten free Greek honey and fig Cheesecake….. using myzithra or ricotta

I made a light cheesecake, baked custard and cake all in one, my day of trying out new recipes in the hotel. It is also gluten free as we use cornstarch instead of flour, just a fabulous recipe…. I added figs and honey this time and the tasting bit is always the best part…silky, smooth yet a cakey texture with a defined honey flavor… … Read More Gluten free Greek honey and fig Cheesecake….. using myzithra or ricotta

Today’s tea time treat…. Fig and Hazelnut Tart… can’t wait

The pomegranates are beautiful on the trees soaking up the Mediterranean sun and will surely be ready to cut next week. I am baking a tart for tea today and am using a fig compote I made in August when figs were abundant and I preserved them is all forms imaginable. I think everyone loves figs and they are a crowd pleaser. I am … Read More Today’s tea time treat…. Fig and Hazelnut Tart… can’t wait

Jam Making Day ! Fig Jam and Zucchini Ginger Jam …

What would you expect Paradise to be like ? I ask myself this question from time to time and wonder if it is similar to the tiny island in the Mediterranean where I now live. A heaven on earth, blissful, serene, surrounded by natural beauty… The sun shines nearly everyday and it is hot, very hot at times, but I love the heat. We … Read More Jam Making Day ! Fig Jam and Zucchini Ginger Jam …