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Risotto biz-zalzett Malti, ful u ġbejniet! (Maltese sausage, broad bean, cheeselet risotto)

Risotto biz-zalzett Malti, ful u ġbejniet In a large pan (or wok) brown a large chopped onion, two garlic cloves chopped, 3 large Maltese sausages, 3 woody cheese sausages or similar, 3 plain woody or similar, 3 chopped rashers of … Read More

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Torta tal-pastard, ġbejniet friski u ful! (Cauliflower, fresh cheeselets and broad bean tart!)

Torta tal-pastard, ġbejniet friski u ful! For the pastry: Mix 250g wholemeal flour with 250g plain flour;  add 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda; add 8 tbs olive oil, some salt one egg;  add some water to bind;  rest in the … Read More

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Sun-dried tomato and rosemary breadsticks!

    For the bread dough:  600g plain flour, 2 sachets instant yeast, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp sugar, 3 tbs oil, 400ml warm water;  mix all together to form into a dough;  knead on a floured surface for about … Read More

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Arancini (Blalen tar-ross)

Arancini Boil 500g arborio or Italian risotto rice, add one vegetable stock cube to the water;l prepare the bolognaise sauce (one chopped onion, 2 cloves garlice, 500g lean beef mince, 4 rashers lean bacon chopped, 2 chopped carrots, 1 tin … Read More

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Beef Wellington

Beef wellington This is not a Maltese dish for sure but I am including it because it is so good and always impresses guests!  This is my version of beef wellington, where I add spinach (which in the usual version … Read More

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Date, nut and orange muffins

Date, nut and orange muffins Mix together the following: 600 g sifted plain flour, 250  g sugar, 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 2 tsp baking powder, 2 large eggs, 12 tbs sunflower oil, 400 ml skimmed milk, 1 packet dates … Read More

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Spaghetti with mussels and clams

Spaghetti with mussels and clams Finely chop 4 large cloves of Maltese garlic;  fry in some butter and add the following:  1 tbs cajun spice, zest of one lemon, 1 tbs freshly grated ginger;  add the shell fish (about 4 … Read More

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Festive Buffet

Festive Buffet This type of meal is especially ideal if you are entertaining a large number of people, and although you  would have spent days cooking, during the meal you can relax with your guests and enjoy the meal! Pot … Read More

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Home-made mince meat

Home-made mince meat Once you try this, you will never buy another jar believe me! 300g raisins, 200g currants, 200g candied peel, 300g sultanas, 200g mixed fruit, 200g light suet, 300g soft brown sugar, 4 apples peeled and thinly chopped, … Read More

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Chocolate sponge

Chocolate sponge Beat 4 eggs at room temperature with 100g sugar;  sift 100g plain flour, add 2 tbs cocoa (sifted) and 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda and baking powder;  fold in dry ingredients;  bake in a moderate oven (fan electric … Read More

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