Tag: #tart

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A simple ricotta and almond base for any fruit tart

This is the quickest way to make a simple base for a fruit tart and once it has cooled down to pile it with your favourite fresh fruit in season.  Scatter some nuts, drizzle honey or agave and you will make it again and again. I use ready made short crust pastry and for the filling you will need: 500g ricotta 200g ground almonds … Read More A simple ricotta and almond base for any fruit tart

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Maltese Marmurat Tart

Traditionally baked for special celebrations, the Torta tal-Marmurat is not easy to find in local shops. The combination of chocolate, orange marmalade and almonds is without doubt divine.

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Crustless vegetable and ricotta pie with Maltese Gbejna

‘This ‘pie’ is so incredibly quick to make. It is literally an all in one and the ground oats give it a great texture and absorb the liquid that the raw vegetables release to give it body and remove any hint of sogginess. Serve warm or cold, so incredibly delicious and packed with vegetables. It is quick and easy to prepare and economical and has been one of the most favourite recipes of this year’

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Strawberry Almond Golden Custard Tart [Egg Free using Goat’s Milk]

Strawberry Tart, Egg Free using Goats Milk by Lea Hogg, Malta

Anton’s Ricotta and Almond Tart

I adapted Anton’s recipe with no added butter and no sugar and for the crust you will need:

Bambinella in a Pine Crust

What is Bambinella you may ask if you do not live here? It is a fruit native to the island in the height of the summer. You will need to come and visit to try 🙂 Bambinella [Pyrus Communis] from the Rose family are mini bite-size crispy pears. The flavor is sweet and the texture is very similar to the large Asian yellow pears. … Read More Bambinella in a Pine Crust

Strawberry Sundae Tart

Summers remind me of strawberries and cream and mine are immersed into a chocolate pastry cream in a crust of chocolate. I am making the pastry cream without eggs as it seems more popular these days. This pie can also be gluten free merely by substituting the flour in the crust with gluten free flour (I used Doves usually for this crust when i … Read More Strawberry Sundae 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

Bee pollen again, this time on a decadent chocolate tart

I first heard of Willie Harcourt Cooze on a Channel 4 documentary a few years ago. Willie gave up all all he had to pursue his dream and he went to South America with the hope of creating the purest cacao in the world. As soon as the documentary finished, the unusually shaped cylinders of pure cacao hit the shelves and they were completely … Read More Bee pollen again, this time on a decadent chocolate tart

World Health Day and an open apple and marzipan tart …

World Health Day this year focuses on Vector borne disease that kills over a million people every year, 660,000 from malaria alone. And living on a beautiful island blessed with so many good things, I wrote in my column today about wishing to remember those in less fortunate environments and at the very least appreciate what we have around us merely due to the … Read More World Health Day and an open apple and marzipan tart …

‘.. no sincerer love than the love of food’ from the heart of the Mediterranean …. Fleshy Cherry Tart

The lightest, crispiest pastry encases fleshy fresh cherries and toasted flaked almonds enveloped in a good old-fashioned vanilla custard. The tart is topped topped with more cherries… food glorious food, no better way to capture the heart of a loved one … I use a deep 12 inch tart dish Heat the oven to 175 C For the Sweet Pastry: 320g flour 100 g … Read More ‘.. no sincerer love than the love of food’ from the heart of the Mediterranean …. Fleshy Cherry Tart

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 …