Figolli: a traditional Maltese Easter delicacy


Today I had an amazing opportunity to bake up a storm with some wonderful Maltese ladies, who showed me their traditional Easter treat – Figolli.  I’d never heard of Figolli before my friend Heidi mentioned it, and she was kind enough to invite me along to the annual Easter Figolli-making session. Figolli is essentially a… 

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Healthy Easter Treats

healthy easter treats

Unfortunately it seems like all the best Easter treats are jam-packed with calories, and the time of year usually leaves me a couple of kilos heavier.  Well, it doesn’t have to be that way!  Here’s some of my favourite healthy and/or intolerance-friendly Easter treats! Healthy Easter Nests Guilt-Free Hot Cross Muffins  Peanut Butter Chocolates  Carrot… 

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Carrot Cake Bites

carrot cake bites

Print Carrot Cake Bites Author: Vanessa Gibson   These delightful little treats taste pretty much like carrot cake mixture, but are super healthy! Perfect for an Easter treat – or enjoy them all year round! Ingredients 1 medium carrot, peeled 1 cup oats ½ cup walnuts ½ cup dates ¼ cup desiccated coconut 2 teaspoons chia… 

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Hot Cross Bun Pull-Apart

hot cross bun pullapart

Print Hot Cross Bun Pull-Apart Author: Vanessa Gibson Serves: 10   This is a must-try for Thermomix owners! It’s based on the pull apart from the Everyday Cookbook, but with all the best elements of Hot Cross Buns! This will be demolished at your next Easter gathering! Ingredients 450g lukewarm water 1 tablespoon died instant yeast 1… 

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Easter Egg Bites

easter egg bites

Print Easter Egg Bites Author: Vanessa Gibson   This delicious no-bake bites are a perfect Easter treat! They taste great with plain eggs, or you can experiment with flavoured ones (caramel would be divine, and I’d love to give Turkish Delight a try as well!) You’ll love them 🙂 Ingredients 250g Nice biscuits 200g mini solid… 

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Easter Egg Slice

easter egg slice

Print Easter Egg Slice Author: Vanessa Gibson   This one’s a bit of a cross between some other favourites – Easter Rocky Road and Caramel Easter Egg Slice – but in my humble opinion, I think it’s the best! Colourful, tasty, easy & fun, this will be a huge hit this Easter! Ingredients 150g butter, softened… 

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Healthy Easter Nests

healthy easter nests

Print Healthy Easter Nests Author: Vanessa Gibson Recipe type: Easter Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 12   The traditional version of these has always been a favourite of mine, so I was determined to find a way to make them just as good, but without the usual not-so-healthy ingredients. I think this is a… 

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