Sweets & Treats

MOUTHWATERING APPLE PIE WITH ALMONDS & BRANDY

Date: 14 Sep 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Desserts, Food, Sweets & Treats Comments

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Who doesn’t love Apple Pie, served warm with some vanilla ice cream on top?  Such a treat once in a while!  The filling is made with almond flour instead of flour to make it gluten free and which actually further improves the taste.  The pastry, a recipe by Mary from ‘Zero Glutine … 100% Bonta’,…

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NICE & CRUNCHY PEANUT & CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE COOKIES

Date: 13 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Cookies, Food, Sweets & Treats Comments

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Somehow, waking up to a grey, rainy morning during a really hot summer makes me feel so good, it almost feels like my batteries are recharging.  It does make a welcoming change and the first thing I think of is baking! So I quickly made a batch of these this week.  Unfortunately, the grey day…

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OUR MALTESE VERSION OF THE ENGLISH TRIFLE

Date: 09 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Desserts, Food, International Cuisine, Sweets & Treats Comments

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This ‘Maltese’ style of Trifle reminds me of my childhood.  It was quite popular during that time and if invited to someone’s house, somehow, you are either given Trifle or you take them a Trifle! It is a refreshing dessert as it is eaten chilled and is exploding with so many different yummy flavors! 2…

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CHOC CHIP & PEANUT SQUARES

Date: 04 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Sweets & Treats Comments

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These gluten free squares are flecked with peanuts and chocolate chips and a delicious combination of other ingredients that am sure will quickly become a family favorite. 160g gluten free oats 60g cane sugar Pinch Salt 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 small egg, lightly beaten 100g…

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PRETTY STRAWBERRY MERINGUE ROULADE

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Desserts, Food, Sweets & Treats Comments

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This is a gorgeous looking dessert.  It looks difficult to make and quite daunting, but honestly it is easy peasy! Besides, the icing powder hides a multitude of sins although the cracks make it kinda look pretty! Go on, give it a try! 4 large egg whites 1 cup castor sugar 1 tsp white wine…

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ALMOND, COCONUT & RASPBERRY BAKE

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Desserts, Food, Sweets & Treats Comments

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How can you resist a slice of this? Perfect if you are looking for a dessert you can whip up in no time.  This is a recipe adapted from BBC Good Food Magazine.  By adapted I mean I have adapted it to a gluten free version. 120g gf flour mix* 80g fumetto (very fine cornmeal)*…

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ALMOND, POLENTA & LIMONCELLO CAKE

Date: 02 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Desserts, Food, Polenta, Sweets & Treats Comments

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As they say, life’s too short for difficult desserts! This cake is seriously sooo good! And can be enjoyed by non Celiacs too! And it cannot be simpler to make! 200g blanched almonds 230g Caster Sugar 100g Polenta (you can use the instant) Pinch salt 250g butter (at room temperature) 5 eggs 2 heaped tbsp…

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CHOCO COWBOY COOKIES

Date: 20 Aug 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Cookies, Food, Sweets & Treats Comments

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Cowboy Cookies are basically jazzed up Oat Cookies.  Still the lovely chewy oatmeal cookie but loaded with other ingredients ranging from chocolate chips, nuts, raisins etc.  I also added Chupa Chup’s Chocos to mine which are gluten free, as I love the crunchy texture.  Makes 12 cookies. 70g Nutrifree Miscela per Pane & Pizza 35g…

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OATMEAL & COCONUT COOKIES

Date: 20 Aug 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Cookies, Food, Sweets & Treats Comments

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  These are actually Coconut, Almond, Oatmeal and Chop Chip Cookies … but it does not fit in the window above! Cookies packed with so much goodness.  I have made these repeatedly and they do not last more than a day they are so yummy! Makes 2 dozen cookies. 113g butter 150g brown sugar 3…

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DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

Date: 20 Aug 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Desserts, Food, Sweets & Treats Comments

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Can it possibly be easier to make such deliciously wicked brownies? So fudgy and moist … and what’s better than a lovely dollop of vanilla ice-cream on top? Makes a quick and easy last minute dessert too! 156g butter 250g sugar 90g unsweetened gluten free cocoa powder Pinch salt 1tsp gluten free baking powder 1…

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A HEAVENLY BACI CAKE

Date: 20 Aug 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Desserts, Food, Sweets & Treats Comments

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Last visit to Malta, I was going through some old papers and found this typed out recipe that a dear friend of mine, Olly, used to make for us at work.  It was in the days when typewriters and Tippex Strips were still around! It is really easy to prepare and really does taste like…

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NUTELLA & CINAMMON CAKES

Date: 01 Jun 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Sweets & Treats Comments

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You can make this recipe either into a ring mold as a cake or else as cupcakes with a yummy Nutella Frosting!  Either way it is really delicious!  A very straight forward no-fuss recipe, ready in minutes!  I have used AGLUTEN Flour (Miscela per Torte) in this recipe.  Amounts might vary when swopping with other…

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