Hot Cross Buns

This Easter weekend is totally different to what we had in mind. Our planned long weekend trip to Lake Balaton has been cancelled due to the current situation. 🤷‍♀️ Since we are stuck at home, I decided to look up some Easter recipes. For multiple years in a row, I have baked the traditional Maltese…

Caramelised Onions, Pear and Stilton Cheese Tart

The first time I made this tart was for lunch last Christmas. I was risking some guests not eating my starter because I know that some of them do not like the idea of mixing fruit/sweet flavours with savoury ones. However, I wanted to make something different than the usual soup and ultimately decided to…

Pasta with Creamy Roasted Pumpkin

Pasta is one of the dishes that is loved by many. It is filling, easy to prepare, delicious and can be served with a variety of sauces. I always thought that nothing beats a rich tomato sauce but I have to say that I found a new favourite pasta dish! I love the sweet and…

Cheesy Zucchini Muffins

It is the season for BBQs and picnics, when everyone prepares meals and snacks to share with their family and friends. I have a perfect food item for your next get-together! 🙂 These savoury cheesy zucchini muffins are easy to make and sooo delicious! They can be eaten on their own or served with a…

Kwareżimal – Maltese Lenten Cookies

This recipe reminds me of home and the beautiful smells that would fill our house while baking these cookies. The orange blossom water smell also reminds me of Spring, which happens to be round the corner. 🙂 Kwareżimal refers to the forty days of Lent, during which traditionally in Malta most animal products were avoided. In fact,…

Traditional Maltese Figolli

Figolli are a traditional Easter cookie cake with almond filling, decorated with chocolate or icing. Traditionally they were made in the shapes of Catholic symbols related to Easter but nowadays you can find them in all shapes, such as lamb, rabbit, heart, fish, butterfly, cars… At home, we bake Figolli every year. They are not too hard…

Qassatat tal-Piżelli

Last week, I was really craving some Maltese qassatat. These are the fast food of Malta, along with the pastizzi, square pizza, sausage rolls and various pies. In almost every village you will find that small shop selling these tasty snacks. I had never made them before, but knowing I would not find something similar here…