Classic Apple Pie

During our holiday in Bavaria a couple of weeks ago, apple season was at its peak. Our family there has a couple of apple trees in their garden and the fruit was pretty abundant. 🍏🍎 Seeing all this, I asked whether I could prepare an apple pie for them and they gladly agreed. Apple pie…

Muesli Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day. For some people, like my husband, the day won’t start if he does not have a proper breakfast first thing in the morning. On the other hand, others like me find it hard to eat as soon as they wake up. From…

Lemon & Blueberry Tart

This tart screams SUMMER!! to me. The vibrant lemony taste accompanied by the freshness of the blueberries and the sweet buttery base is exactly what I need after a good Summer BBQ at home. The recipe is inspired by a lemon tart served as dessert at one of my favourite restaurants in Malta. Every time…

Vegan Chocolate Brownies

Intense fudgy chocolate brownies? Oh yes please! 😀 A chocolate treat is always my go-to dessert when I am making dessert for a crowd. It is a safe option because everybody loves chocolate. This rich and decadent chocolate brownie will make you go for another slice. This recipe uses aquafaba (water from canned chickpeas) instead…

Qagħaq tal-Ġunġlien – Maltese Sesame Rings

Qagħaq tal-Ġunġlien literally translates to sesame rings. These are traditional Maltese biscuits made from wheat flour, lemon and orange peel and a bunch of aromatics, including cinnamon, cloves and anise seed. You will also find them shaped in a figure of eight and called Ottijiet (otto = eight in Italian). They are commonly found all…

Chocolate Orange Mousse

Do you want to prepare an easy dessert for Easter lunch at home? And you have not decided on what to prepare yet? Here’s your answer! 🙂 This chocolate orange mousse is rich and decadent, using mascarpone cheese as the base and it is flavoured with dark chocolate and fresh oranges. It is a simple…

‘Healthy’ Chocolate Muffins

For most of us, Christmas is the season to eat and indulge. We tend to eat more than usual and when the new year starts, we are all trying to switch our lifestyle and keep away from the sweets and delicious stuff. After some research and going through my existing trustworthy recipes, I came up…

Almond Matcha Cookies

Inspired by my recent blog post about our trip to Japan, I got hold of some matcha green tea powder. The smell of it and the flavour took me straight back to the streets of Kyoto, the capital of matcha tea. I decided to bake some matcha-flavoured cookies. These are not traditional cookies you will…

Homemade Christmas Mince Pies

Christmas is coming! 🌟🎅🤶🎄🎁 Mince pies are muffin-size pies filled with a delicious mixture of liqueur soaked fruit and topped with a pastry lid. They are one of the traditional English Christmas treats that have been adopted in various countries. In Malta, you can find them in all supermarkets and you can also find jars…

Għadam tal-Mejtin, Maltese Almond Cookies

Għadam tal-Mejtin, which literally translates to “dead men’s bones”, can sound a bit creepy. But never mind the name… they are absolutely delicious almond cookies. The name comes from the shape of the cookies, which are prepared in the form of a bone. These traditional Maltese cookies are prepared in the beginning of November, in…