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…

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Although the weather is changing, sometimes we still have a cold wintery day. On such days, nothing is better than a warm bowl of soup. At the moment, you will find a lot of beautiful white cauliflower at the local farmers market. So I decided to grab one and make this creamy delicious soup to…

Vegetarian Sauerkraut Patties

I am a big sauerkraut fan, even though it is not something I grew up on. I was exposed to it after I met my now-husband due to the German side of his family. Some say it is an acquired taste but for me it was love at first taste! 🙂 In Malta, we mostly…

Tomato & Aubergine Risotto

I would eat risotto everyday! It is so delicious… even a simple risotto can be the best food on Earth if made right! It just needs simple quality ingredients, taking their time to meld beautifully together. We love risotto so much, that we hardly ever order it when we eat at restaurants, we have so…

Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce

Coming from the Mediterranean, pasta with tomato sauce has always been a staple in our diet. Sauces are always homemade because they are the best. This recipe is a great way to use the fresh summer tomatoes when they are in abundance. However, we can also enjoy it using canned tomatoes. The result will be…

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Winter is the season for soups. After a cold, long day, all you need is a bowl of comforting food and this roasted butternut squash soup is not just comforting, it is healthy and made with simple ingredients. I have tried a lot of butternut squash variations, like this Butternut Squash Soup, but trust me,…

Homemade Basil Pesto

You might ask yourself: ‘Why would I make my own pesto when I could easily find it ready-made in a jar?’ You are correct, ready made pesto is so convenient and versatile, in fact I  always have some in my cupboard at home, but I can also assure you that home made pesto is at…

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…

Smokey Zucchini Fritters

Fritters are one way of incorporating more vegetables in your diet and can be appealing to both kids and adults. The flavour depends on the herbs and spices that you add into the mixture. The recipe below can just be used as a guideline which can easily be adjusted to everyone’s preferences. Fritters are excellent…