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Tag: #sweet

No knead Date and Apple Bundt

There is something I find so therapeutic about working with yeast and this week’s bake is worth trying out. You simply need to mix the ingredients with a spoon for the dough before you go to bed, and the next morning you will wake up to a very springy, airy dough that feels so light to touch. Its amazing. As much as I try … Read More No knead Date and Apple Bundt

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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

Quince and Carob Cake

Quince and carob are old Mediterranean ingredients and although still available here, seldom used. Bring back the old I think, and keep part of our identity in a world today where eating is becoming so eclectic and universal. A good thing as long as we remember the roots. For this so delicious and yummy cake you will need: 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups oil … Read More Quince and Carob Cake

Using filo

I featured these filo cigars stuffed with ricotta on tv this week and you can find the recipe on Littlerock . Filo pastry is such a good alternative to other pastries. Did you know it contains 299 calories per 100g as opposed to puff pastry with 598 per 100g? And you need to use a lesser quantity of filo to make a crust. I … Read More Using filo

Nina Maria Rallis makes Galaktoboureko on One TV today !

For my feature in English on Ambassador Rallis and his family click here Remember to tune in today to One TV at 17 40 to see Nina Maria Rallis, in the picture above with her mother Stella Rallis. For Nina’s Galaktoboureko, you will need : 1 packet filo pastry For the custard 1 cup fine semolina 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 liter of whole … Read More Nina Maria Rallis makes Galaktoboureko on One TV today !

Tiramisu wafer bites

  I used these wafers for an advertorial and I have some requests asking what they are . I use Loacker Tiramisu Wafer Bites I simply arrange them neatly on a plate. Then in a piping bag i used equal quantity of cream and yoghurt, beaten up until stiff. We did not add any sugar to ours but do add the sweetener of your choice … Read More Tiramisu wafer bites

Very quick Sicilian Soft Marzipan Cookies

On the island we are used to these Sicilian so very soft marzipan cookies and everyone who tasted mine was not aware of any shortcuts to the original recipe. Time is a great commodity and I like a balance where you can still make home made food without spending hours in a hot kitchen. There is nothing better than what you make at home. … Read More Very quick Sicilian Soft Marzipan Cookies

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)

Strawberries filled with yoghurt and cream

  The photo below shows the strawberries with a mix of yoghurt and cream, perhaps a treat for Sunday breakfast, but you can go a step further and make Cheesecake strawberries as you will get all the flavors of eating a cheesecake into a bite, perfect to end a meal without overeating… You will need 500g fresh strawberries, washed and hulled 100g double cream … Read More Strawberries filled with yoghurt and cream

Its lavender Sunday …

Weekends are for baking and today I look out at the garden with its abundance of flora, foliage so very green at the peak of its life cycle, so fertile before the strong heat of the summer hits us. I love anything that involves cooking from the garden and i am going through a phase of wishing to try everything i see to re-discover … Read More Its lavender Sunday …

Easy weekend baking… Filo Cigars with Ricotta and Pistachio

Why buy ready made sweets? Why order cakes with colorings and enhancers ? Did you know that wastage is not affordable in commercial baking and artifical raising enhancers guarantee successful beautiful cakes every time, without fail ? Did you also know that old fashioned baking is very trendy today ? !! This is a wonderful recipe for anyone in a rush, for all those … Read More Easy weekend baking… Filo Cigars with Ricotta and Pistachio

A cake that hums and a Soprano bakes …

I had the pleasure to meet and interview world acclaimed soprano Celine Byrne when she visited the island to sing on St Patrick’s Day. She has performed for President Obama and she is already booked to sing at the White House next year. Celine is delightful, warm, fun and we had a few laughs as she has a great sense of humor. She has … Read More A cake that hums and a Soprano bakes …