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Now that the sun is poking us with its warm rays I suggest you try this refreshing and creamy recipe. The cassata gelato is a refurbished version of  the typical cassata Siciliana.  The sponge and marzipan are missing however the lack of these two ingredients transform this dessert into a lighter cassata tasting ice-cream. Serves […]

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This recipe is a flat adaptation of the traditional cannoli di ricotta. You can prepare it in no time at all if you have all the ingredients available. It can be a sweet and light treat to your guests after an expansive lunch or an ideal accompaniment to a cup of tea in a sulky rainy […]

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The Zuppa Inglese is a traditional dessert recipe which originated from the Emilia Romagna region in Italy. Its name indicates a relationship with some English recipe, probably the trifle due to its similarity in ingredients and layering. Moreover, zuppa refers to the process of dipping the sponge fingers or the sponge cake into the Alchermes […]

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Apple and almond pudding cake Serves 8 Ingredients: 150g unsalted batter, softened 125g caster sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp almond extract 75g self-raising flour 75g blanched almonds grounded 4 firm dessert apples 25g unsalted butter 1 tbls granulated sugar 1/4 tsp cinammon Grease a 20cm cake tin and line with baking paper. Peel the apples, […]

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Torta Diplomatica

The recipe looks complicated however it is more about paying attention with the preparation of the crema pasticcera rather than with the whole cake. You can prepare the sponge cake ahead. Sponge cake Here is Mum’s traditional method: whisk well 4 heaped tablespoons of sugar together with 4 eggs and few drops of vanilla essence […]

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Celine’s choc-orange cake!

There’s nothing more fun for children then letting them cook and bake. Yesterday, me and my 12 year old cousin indulged into some serious cooking and wanted to prepare a light and tasty dessert so we discovered this delicious recipe of a light chocolate and orange cake with yogurt! Believe me you will cut one […]

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This is a classic Neapolitan dessert which my mother learnt to do perfectly well after she got lessons from an Italian chef who came to train us for the opening of Bocconci restaurant in Valletta (which me & my family used to run around 2 years ago).  It was many’s favorite and customers enjoyed it […]

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Banana & Date Cake

Nothing beats this cake especially with a cup of tea or coffee! Ingredients: 400g flour 200g butter 200g sugar 200g dates 3/4 ripe bananas pinch of salt pinch of cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder or bicarbonate of soda Sift the flour into a mixing bowl. Add the butter cut into cubes,  the sugar, salt, baking powder […]

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