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My mind immediately associates salt cod with Lent and with a poor man’s meal. Probably I got this impression because this dish was part of the diet of local rural families. My grandmother used to prepare bakkaljaw cooked in a tomato, caper, olive and mint sauce during the fasting period in Lent.  Yet, I have […]

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‘Is this without meat?’ – that was my brother’s archaic question whenever Mum cooked something vegeterian. I am not sure if he still insists on having some kind of meat in many of the dishes he eats but he used to INSIST, a lot! Well, this recipe has no meat and since we need to […]

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Serves 6 persons Ingredients: For the dough: 500g durum wheat flour 350ml lukewarm water 1 sachet instant yeast 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp olive oil For the topping: A small bunch of white grapes A small bunch of red grapes 1 tsp ground cloves 1 […]

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Serves 4 persons Ingredients: 2 peaches 2 pears 2 figs 350g Greek yoghurt 2 egg yolks 2 tbsp honey ½ tsp cinnamon Fresh mint leaves Pre-heat oven to 160°C. Wash and prepare the fruit by cutting them into bite-sized slices. Do not peel them. In a bowl, mix the yogurt, cinnamon, egg yolks, and honey. […]

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Following our recent discovery of the Carnaroli type of rice I thought of using this variety for the traditional Maltese baked rice dish. So here’s my recipe for ross il-forn with carnaroli rice. The result is a creamy and crunchier risotto. The grains keep their individuality and the texture of the bake is not sticky. Ingredients for […]

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Following last Sunday’s success with the home-made bread I gave it another try this weekend however with a different method for the dough, as suggested by my Mum, and I must say that it gave better results! For the dough: 525g plain flour 1 tbsp sugar 1 1/2 tsp salt 3 tbsp olive oil 1 […]

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Home-made bread

Bread with speck, fontina cheese & pistachios Prepare 1kg of bread dough – my method is as follows: 1kg flour (i use farina di grano duro) 2 sachets instant yeast 2 tsp sugar 2 tsp salt 400ml tiepid water Blend ingredients all together in the mixer however add water little at a time until the mixture turns […]

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Pumpkin time!

Halloween is round the corner and its pumpkin time in the kitchen! We had in stock 2 colourful oblong pumpkins with which I decided to make a lasagne. The lasagne sheets we prepared home-made with egg pasta dough. For those of you who do not have free time to do them you can freely substitute these with ready-made lasagne sheets.

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As I am spending my days stuck on a chair, leafing through the Claims Management course book and repeating the same points over and over again until, hopefully, they get soaked in my fading memory, my man took over preparation of today’s lunch. I must say that it was quite an original piece of work with […]

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Maltese bread pudding!

On Saturday afternoon, amidst preparations for the big Sunday lunch, I decided to throw in random left-overs in a bowl and prepare, what we Maltese call, a ‘pudina’ – the traditional Maltese bread pudding! This was my first attempt at trying this recipe since usually I leave traditional things for Mum to do… you know Mums are always good at […]

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