Tag: #hazelnut


Hazelnut and Honey Tart

This recipe was given to me by Renato Briffa. It was created by Renato’s father Guzi in 1955 as a speciality for the family dolceria in Old Mint Street in Valletta. It is straightforward to make as it does not have a long list of ingredients. With flavours of old Malta revived, this tart is bound to be a crowd pleaser! You will need: a … Read More Hazelnut and Honey Tart


Simplicity is best: Chocolate Hazelnut berry slices

I love Crema Novi, more so than other chocolate spreads because it has a higher content of hazenuts and contains no other fats other than those found in the nuts and cocoa itself.


Healthier Maltese Baci Balls

Gluten-free, lactose-free and reduced sugar diets are hot topics these days. The drive for ingredients to suit a large number of food intolerances comes from consumers and with such a large choice in the market, guests no longer have to feel they are a burden to their hosts and be apologetic about their intolerances.

Adjusting recipes to make them suitable for everyone is much easier than making special dishes to cater for individual requirements. These Christmas vegan hazelnut balls are free from lactose and gluten and are sweetened with unrefined sugars in reduced quantity

Salad Tart

‘And I used the ricotta and hazelnut crust  to make another salad tart.  Simply allow the crust to cool, crumble up 200g ricotta  and arrange it on the crust, top with a mix of finely chopped fresh herbs and chopped nuts and I used a mix of pistachios and hazelnuts  .  Then simple layer hard boiled eggs and tomatoes, a sprinkle of olive oil … Read More Salad Tart

Hazelnut and Honey Tart

Today’s Paper This recipe was given to me by Renato. His father Guzi first made it as a speciality for the family Dolceria in Old Mint Street in 1955. And for the pastry you will need: 160g Flour 50g Sugar 50g softened Butter 3 drops Vanilla Extract 35g Water Zest of a quarter of a fresh Lemon Pinch of cinnamon A 10 inch Tart … Read More Hazelnut and Honey Tart

Chocolate hazelnut tapioca (Dairy Free)

This dessert is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, has no added sugar and no added fat and I made it specially for Good Earth It is amazingly decadent although i used completely natural ingredients… And what i especially liked about is the texture. You get the hazelnut flavor from the delicious milk but the added ground nuts give it a hint of a … Read More Chocolate hazelnut tapioca (Dairy Free)


Quick Everyday Meal: Broccoli and Hazelnut Pasta Shell Bake

This is a healthy pasta dish, shells filled with a mix of broccoli, hazelnuts and ricotta and baked in the oven to make a surprisingly light dish.


A Tunisian Hazelnut Dessert – Bouza [diabetic friendly, gluten free, egg free, lactose free, vegan]

As I dig deeper into the Mediterranean kitchen I become more familiar with the cuisine of Tunisia. I was served this dessert by a Tunisian friend at a dinner a few years ago. For me this hazelnut cream beats the classics like creme brulee.  This dessert is egg free, gluten free and vegan.  If you wish you can also use regular milk. It is … Read More A Tunisian Hazelnut Dessert – Bouza [diabetic friendly, gluten free, egg free, lactose free, vegan]

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