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Chocolate Zucchini Cake with baked ricotta filling

This cake was sliced and eaten as soon as we took it out of the oven because we wanted our audience to see the result. If you let it cool down, the middle layer will set and the cake will cut very nicely. You will need: 250g self raising flour 2 tablespoons chocolate powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 … Read More Chocolate Zucchini Cake with baked ricotta filling

Kamut with quince

Kamut is the most delicious grain, its texture and nutty rich flavor is unique. I would be pleased to hear suggestions and tips about its use as it is a new ingredient for me. This dish has amazing flavors and I was lucky enough to acquire some fresh quince this week. You can use any variety of firm apple instead. You will need: 1/2 … Read More Kamut with quince

St Martin’s Loaf

This coming Sunday the feast of St Martin is celebrated and sweet yeast loaves together with nuts, clementines, figs and more are given to children in bags brimming at the seams to signify the abundance and bounty of this glorious land. Rather than the small loaves, we made one big one and Brian decorated it with liqorish sweets. You will need: 400g plain flour … Read More St Martin’s Loaf

Tahini Walnut Cake with oranges and honey (lactose free)

This cake is one of my usual all-in-one, just folding in the liquids with the dry ingredients, barely mixed using a large metal spoon. I use no added sugar or butter and the cake is ready in no time at all. Result: looks great and tastes even better than it looks. All those Mediterranean flavors mingled together in a light and fluffly consistency. You … Read More Tahini Walnut Cake with oranges and honey (lactose free)

Macaroni Amatriciana

I love traditional Italian pasta dishes and for Amatriciana you will need: Macaroni or pasta of your choice, allow 75g -120 per portion, depending on appetites 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped 120 g guanciale A pinch of chili 1/4 cup white wine 1 can (450 g) tomatoes and juice, crushed Pinch of sugar or … Read More Macaroni Amatriciana

Quick muffins with the kids

This week I made quick muffins with the kids during the show. They specially loved decorating them and you can see the delight on their faces. For the muffins you will need: 4 cups self raising flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda juice and grated zest of half a lemon 1 cup coconut 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 eggs 4 tablespoons honey or stevia … Read More Quick muffins with the kids

Roasted Grapes

Local grapes are coming towards the end of their season now and for a change I like roasted grapes as a side with my meat and fish dishes. You will need: You will need: 200g white seedless grapes 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Salt and Pepper 1 spoon chopped fresh mint Preheat oven to 200 C. Combine all ingredients and toss … Read More Roasted Grapes

Kwarezimal for Lent

The word ‘kwareżimal’ is derived from the latin word quaresima referring to the 40 days of Lent, and the ingredients of this sweet reflect the simplicity of food during this period. In fact, during this time, traditionally there is no use of eggs and fats. This recipe is based on the book by Helen and Anne Caruana Galizia L-Ikel u t-Tisjir ta’ Malta (The food and cookery … Read More Kwarezimal for Lent