Vegan Cauliflower Cheese

Cauliflower Cheese is a traditional, delicious side dish consisting of roast cauliflower in a rich, creamy Béchamel sauce, topped with copious amounts of crunchy cheese. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 6 (as a side) Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 840g/30 oz/1 large head of cauliflower, broken into florets with leaves removed 650ml/6½ dl/just over a pint/2¾Continue reading “Vegan Cauliflower Cheese”

Vegan Brioche des Rois

Happy Epiphany!Brioche des Rois is a sweet, fruity, crown shaped brioche cake from Le Midi (southern France). It’s the Provençal version of the Galette des Rois, or King Cake. These cakes are eaten at Epiphany (6th January), which is the Christian feast of the revelation of Jesus. Preparation time: 30 minutes Rising time: 2 hoursContinue reading “Vegan Brioche des Rois”

Panettone

Panettone is a traditional fruity sweet bread originally from Milan, which is popular at Christmas and New Year in Italy and worldwide. Preparation time: 2 hours Rising time: 3 days Cooking time: 50 minutes Serves: 15 Difficulty: Difficult Ingredients For the starter: 70ml/⅕ pt/¼ cup of warm milk 7g/¼ oz/2 teaspoons of dried yeast 100g/3½Continue reading “Panettone”

Imbuljuta tal-Qastan

Imbuljuta tal-Qastan is a traditional Maltese hot chocolate, which is flavoured with quintessentially Chistmassy ingredients and served after Midnight Mass and on New Year’s Eve. Preparation time: 5 minutes Soaking time: 8 hours Cooking time: 60 minutes Serves: 4 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 400g/14 oz/2 cups of peeled dried chestnuts 200g/8 oz/1 cup of sugar 100g/3½Continue reading “Imbuljuta tal-Qastan”

Barbagiuan

Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 6 (makes about 18) Difficulty: Moderate For frying: 1 egg Olive oil Make it vegan: Use 2 tablespoons of boiled rice or silken tofu instead of ricotta, and use a tablespoon of vegan cheese instead of Parmesan– or try using homemade vegan ricotta and Parmesan. UseContinue reading “Barbagiuan”

Paella Valenciana

  Paella is a rice dish from Valencia and a symbol of Valencian cuisine and culture. For this recipe, Valencian vegetables, meats and rice are cooked in the traditional style to recreate authentic Paella. Chicken and rabbit are used in Paella Valenciana but these can be replaced with other ingredients to make different traditional versions ofContinue reading “Paella Valenciana”

Ragù alla Bolognese

A classic Bolognese sauce of mince and fresh vegetables, gently sautéed with wine and tomatoes and accompanied by a pasta of your choice= perfect for just about any meal! Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 3 hours Serves: 4 Difficulty: Moderate Make it Vegan: Use plant based mince and bacon instead of meat, and useContinue reading “Ragù alla Bolognese”

Pastéis de Nata

Special Equipment A whisk A rolling pin A wooden spoon A large saucepan A 12 hole muffin tin A pastry brush Background Home: Portugal Pronunciation: /pɐʃˈtɛɫ dɨ ˈnatɐ/ (pastays dei natta) (Pasteis is plural-a singular pastry is a plural) Relatives: Egg Custard (United Kingdom), Egg Tart (Hong Kong), Flans Pâtissiers (France), Alivenci (Romania), Melktart (SouthContinue reading “Pastéis de Nata”

Tiramisu

This amazing dessert is much greater than the sum of its parts! Making the Tiramisu in advance and then leaving it for a little while in the fridge allows the creamy flavours to infuse and creates a delicious result. Preparation time: 20 minutes Refrigeration time: 3 to 24 hours Difficulty: Moderate Serves: 10 Ingredients 300g/10.5oz/3Continue reading “Tiramisu”