This recipe is handed down from my mum's mum. This is NOT a dessert (not sweet), but more like a 'quick bread' for the Chinese. This 'cake' is usually made and eaten during the Chinese New Year or its slices are usually found all year round as dim sum in Chinese restaurants. This cake can be kept for 1 week in the fridge (but usually it's finished within a day!!)
Digestives for the base, then cream, cocoa powder, chocolate, cream cheese and baileys for the top.
Tasty food for all! You can use as much of each ingredient as you like
This easy recipe combines my favourite things in this world -- bread pudding, apples, raisins, vanilla and rum! The sauce thickens atop the bread pudding, providing an attractive and delicious glaze. We never have leftovers!
Being a fussy eater, I like nice simple recipes. These tarts are great little starters, with a nice crunchy base and lovely pesto
There's nothing quite like homemade marshmallows. Once you've made your own, you will never buy it again. Toasted coconut is used to top this vanilla-flavoured marshmallow.
The elderberry tree - not only do the berries provide us with various drinks and conserves, but the flowers are used to make alcohol (some sambuca and elderberry wine), herbal teas (for colds, fevers and more), refreshing drinks and the following delicious Italian dessert recipe...
A secret recipe I developed using my wildest imagination. This is a recipe for those that like to experiment in the kitchen. If you are brave enough to try these (don't worry, you won't regret it!), play the 'guess what's in these cookies?' game with family and friends.
A tasty quick way to use up leftovers that is also a family pleaser. You can alter the flavour of the soup to suit the leftover meat you are using. Example: mushroom soup with chicken and tomato soup with beef.
A lovely alternative to a traditional christmas cake (much lighter).
This is a very versatile Indian curry sauce that can be served as a main course with meats and/or vegetables or as a sauce for dipping or to spice up veggie side dishes. It's great on a jacket potato.
Jamaican goat curry is a national dish. Shows the Indian influence in Jamaica. Tasty served with rice and peas and fried plantain.
A kind of Jaffa cake, but with a Valentine's day theme and using red (raspberry flavour in my case) jelly, rather than Jaffa orange. I made my jelly up a day in advance, so it had lots of time to set. I used a ready made chocolate sponge cake mix for my cakes, but you could just as easily make your own sponge cake mix for the bases.
This is a wonderful recipe I found online and started tinkering with, made a change here and there to get the finished product. I've made it for several parties, and it's always a hit. It makes about 2 1/2 gallons so is wonderful to gift once the weather gets chilly! You can drink it hot or cold, but, watch out - it's pretty strong!
These cheesy balls make an enjoyable starter or canapé. You can also try them with Taleggio or Camembert cut into cubes.
No Bonfire Night is complete without some treacle toffee! This bonfire toffee is relatively easy, just follow the directions to ensure your toffee isn't ridden with sugar crystals!
A juicy red apple, covered by a rich and heavenly toffee coating! As soon as you take one bite of this toffee apple, you will be indulged by the strong flavor! The perfect treat for pudding, and they are 100% suitable for children and parties! If you ever taste these toffee apples, they would make you want to run right home to eat the whole lot! WARNING: If you ever make these toffee apples, eat them quick, before someone steals them!
This cake is rich, moist and deliciously spiced with a distinctive depth in flavour from the treacle. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.
Qaghaq ta’ l-Ghasel or treacle rings as they’re called in English, are by far Malta’s favourite traditional Christmas dessert. Although not excessively difficult to make, they take quite a lot of patience and time to prepare. You can buy these delicious pastries all year round from confectionaries, but they are mostly consumed during the Christmas season.
Cinder toffee, or honeycomb toffee, is a traditional treat loved by children and grown ups alike.