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The Sweet Life….
February 11, 2015, 11:36 am
Filed under: sustainable living

We were quite surprised when we moved to Malta to find that due to Malta joining the EU a few years back, The Maltese now have access to a lot of ready made foods including fast foods and ready meals. Unfortunately this seems to be resulting in a loss of skills and enjoyment from creating food stuffs from scratch. No-one bakes bread any more, The Maltese bread is AMAZING, cakes and deserts are bought in more often than made at home.

Consequently we have found people clamouring for our home-made marmalades, chutneys and relishes as well as cakes and desserts.  We are beginning to get a regular free supply of fruit from new friends that just ask for some sample jars of our preserves etc. We have made, so far: Orange marmalade; apple chutney; marrow chutney; tomato relish; caramelised onion marmalade; Nan’s piccalilli ( over a hundred year old family recipe); and chilli jam. Other things that have been popular have been my deserts: Chocolate Pecan GF Brownies; baked lemon cheesecake; Bounty cheesecake; Raspberry Cheesecake on a plain chocolate brownie base; Banoffi pie on a chocolate oat base; and a lemon polenta cake with a sharp lemon syrup drizzle to name but a few.

Most of the recipes will be appearing in an Applesteam Limited cookbook at some point in the future.

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