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St Patrick’s from Conor’s kitchen

Irish Cuisine has evolved through the ages and with St Patrick’s celebrations around the corner, this week I am sharing a few recipes from my Irish fellow blogger and friend, Conor Bofin. Conor is a multi-award winning food blogger; his blog ‘One Man’s Meat’ has won Best Food Blog in Ireland…     Source: Conor’s Irish Spread Advertisements

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Devon Quick Bake

You can see the recipe for this quick bake and watch me making it by clicking here

Have you tried Burrata yet? www.timesofmalta.com

‘Check out my Burrata recipes in today’s Sunday Times‘ Burrata is made up of a mix of fresh mozzarella and cream and originates in Puglia, Italy. A thin, but tough, mozzarella film encases the soft and creamy content and it is now flown to Malta directly from Puglia every day and can be found in most supermarkets. You can find it plain or smoked,… Source: Have you … Read More Have you tried Burrata yet? www.timesofmalta.com

Burrata with Strawberries and Orange Zest

‘Simplicity is always best and if you have not yet tasted Burrata make a point of doing so :).  You will then find out why it is known as the queen of cheeses’ For 2 persons will need: 1 burrata (I use small individual ones) Lots of fresh strawberries and orange zest Agave or honey To assemble, cut the burrata in half. Arrange on a plate Scatter orange zest and drizzle … Read More Burrata with Strawberries and Orange Zest

Gluten free vegetable muffins made with chickpea flour

‘an ideal addition to a picnic, kids’ school lunch boxes or a treat with a salad during the working day.  I just love chickpea flour, the flavor, the texture, the natural colour…  These are so easy to make that you can have fresh muffins every day.  Don’t be tempted to freeze them as the texture changes’ You will need: 3 cups gram flour (chickpea flour) … Read More Gluten free vegetable muffins made with chickpea flour

Quick savory Sicilian Frittelle di Ricotta

‘There is no other way but fried to get the crispiness so that you can appreciate the creaminess, flavor and lightness of the delicious sheep’s milk ricotta. I had the pleasure to welcome Chef Seby Sorbello from Sicily just before Christmas and what a treat it was.  This is the first of his 6 recipes during his recent trip to Malta.’ You will need: For … Read More Quick savory Sicilian Frittelle di Ricotta

Smoked Eggplant and Spinach Layered Salad

‘the best way to get that really smoky taste is to cook the eggplant on a barbecue or open flame and when a barbecue is not available, directly on to the ring of a gas stove BUT .. it creates a mess and as an alternative roasting eggplants in the oven without cutting or piercing them imparts a delicious mild smoky flavor. The flesh … Read More Smoked Eggplant and Spinach Layered Salad

Turtle black bean and sweet potato soup

‘this is a vegetarian, gluten free recipe and I garnish with a mix of finely diced colorful vegetables, turtle beans that have not been pureed and yoghurt.  Turtle beans have become one of my favorite ingredients and they are full of antioxidants and give a great flavor and consistency to soups and stews’ You will need: 200g black turtle beans 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and … Read More Turtle black bean and sweet potato soup

Chocolate and Chestnut Mulled Wine

Click here to watch me prepare Mulled Wine with a local flavor using spices by Schwartz

Raw Carrot Gluten Free Coconut Balls

‘Sweet potatoes are grown locally and they are becoming more popular as an ingredient.  The variety we used for this recipe had white flesh and if you use sweet potato with yellow flesh instead, the coconut balls will be a brighter yellow.  There are so many varieties of sweet potato and I believe our white ones here are known as the ‘Hannah’ variety.’ For … Read More Raw Carrot Gluten Free Coconut Balls

Making the most of tahini – timesofmalta.com

‘Tahini is a versatile ingredient and I use it in soups, dressings, desserts and in many other ways.  I love the combinations with chocolate and honey and you can find more ideas in this week’s Sunday Times’   Source: Making the most of tahini – timesofmalta.com

A handful of Peppernuts

Peppernuts are a great preamble to Christmas. Even looking at them in the jars mixed with a colorful sweet assortment gives me a warm feeling of a family home. For my recipe you will need: 1/4 cup icing sugar 3 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda … Read More A handful of Peppernuts

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