Just an idea I came up with. Hope you like it! had no cake to put it on for the pictures. You need as many strawberries as you need candles because you will be using the middle part for the flame. Choose bananas that are as straight as possible.
I had french toast the first time when I was 10 years old and my aunt from America came over to Malta for a holiday. She Cooked the french toast for her children and me and served it with ketchup. This has nothing to do with her version of french toast which was the regular kind, but rather a quick meal in itself that can be prepared well ahead of time and baked at the last minute. This dish looks like pizza but without the effort. I always have toast bread in the house and this is perfect to use up the bread especially when it isnt so fresh anymore. feel free to change the toppings according to what you have at home, such as ham and cheese, olives, salami and cheese etc. Please do try this recipe and tell me what you think.
This log looks amazing cut into slices. Choose a good quality chocolate for this recipe. I use this recipe sometimes as a christmas log. Some amaretti biscuits are naturally gluten free because they are made with apricot kernels, sugar and egg whites so this can easily become a wheat free recipe.
This is a revisited recipe of a medieval dessert served at the Hind's Head Restaurant by the great chef Heston Blumenthal ( love the guy). Its a cross between a custard tart without pastry and a bread pudding. I read on another recipe that I found that you can add 35g brioche crumbs.
This is an italian thick hot chocolate drink served in cappuchino cups with a spoon. I like this even as a hot dessert. Its like a hot dense chocolate fondue. The cocoa powder has to be dark and bitter, not the sugary version.
This is a vegetarian dish ( if you don't use anchovies, instead replace with parmesan ) but you may put some steamed peeled prawns on top or a tbsp of black caviar. The beetroot are roasted with their skin on in the oven until tender, this makes them taste better then boiled. By 2 small beetroot, I mean small. When I used 2 medium the sauce was a rather dark pink ( like the picture I will be posting. The other time I made it ( with small beetroot) the colour looked nicer. Gluten free version listed in ingredients, obviously using gluten free pasta.
You need to use small calamari for this recipe. The secret for calamari is not to overcook them. Once overcooked they become rubbery. I would say that about 2-3 minutes on each side is enough. Better a bit on the raw side tha overcooked, infact calamri is eaten raw in sushi.
Cook on a grill pan, BBq grill or frying pan. knead in your own favourite blend of crushed seeds, spices and herbs. A good combination is 1 tsp fennel seeds, 1 tsp crushed coriander seeds, 1 tbsp thyme, 1 tbsp marjoram or basil and 2 green spring onions finely chopped. knead these flavours in when the dough is ready not before.
This is a recipe to use up stale bread, originally devised when it was considered a sin to throw away breadbecause of teh association with Christ . The result is a luscious fudgy cake that can be cut up into squares and has nothing to do with thne usual bread and butter puddings . I love to eat this cake in summer , cold from the fridge. Please do try it, it wont cost you much to make. You might be pleasantly surprised.
I use a maltese crusty loaf but any bread will do.
This recipe uses toasted ground sunflower seed instead of teh usual almonds. Serve over basmati rice. To decorate another onion can be sliced and deep fried until a dark brown then perched on top of the korma.
This is an adaptation of a recipe I created years ago to make it wheat and milk free. Helva is a tahini and sugar based sweet popular in the mediterrenean like greece and malta. I use an ice-cream machine, the kind you have to freeze 24 hours beforehand.