After Late Dinner Mints

Although I have a sporadic sweet tooth, I have always fancied the idea of a miniature after-dinner sweet. And if it has digestive qualities too – which mint undoubtedly does – then I know it’s got to be a good thing after a well-rounded dinner.  Of course, the inevitable problem lies in self-restraint – something that this little delicacy challenges on a large scale. Suffice it to say, that there was no trace left of […]

Very Gooey Carob Brownies

These are simply delicious, rich in texture and taste.  A divine treat with some earl grey tea, or any other hot beverage of your choice.  Very more-ish, and the frosting is a healthy one, inspired by Barbara Cousin’s book ‘Vegetarian Cooking Without’. INGREDIENTS 3 cups unbleached white flour 1¾ cups brown sugar (muscavado is great) 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda ¾ cup carob flour/powder 1 tsp fine sea salt 1 cup pecan nuts (or walnuts), […]

Bountiful Coconut Chocolate Bar

Makes 4 to 6 generous portions. I loved my Bounty. So, in the end I succumbed – I had to make my own vegan one, and share this.  It does not look as good as a factory non-vegan one, although it looks very rustic, and rough at the edges. But the taste is far better than the non-vegan one, and far better for you. With a moist centre, and a wonderful chocolate coating – this […]

Date and Fig Slice

We love fruit crumbles in our family – we love dates and figs too.  In Malta we have a traditional date snack (nothing like as healthy as this recipe of mine), made with dates and a kind of pastry/batter which is deep fried.  I have a feeling that aniseed is part of the mixture, but I have decided to make a combination of dates and figs in this wonderful oat and vanilla crumble, with loads […]

Naughty, Nutty Cookies

ABOUT THIS RECIPE These were made in a terrible rush – but, nevertheless, they deserve a post, because the flavour was just soooo yummy and satisfying.  Crunchy and low in fat, and, even if you are watching your waistline, you can afford to treat yourself to one of these, and then take it easy on the carbs in the evening – it’s well worth it.   Also, they are great for the winter months as oats […]