Frittata

Packed with fresh vegetables and great either hot or cold… We were kindly given this recipe by the owners of Julesy’s B&B on the island of Malta when we stayed a few years ago. At La Villa, we serve it chilled on our Mediterranean sharing platters and vary the ingredients according to season. Ingredients  1 pack ….

Raspberry & White Chocolate Muffins

You can’t beat a home-made muffin fresh from the oven – and our guests love these when served at breakfast.       Ingredients (makes 12) 2 Eggs 100 grams of white chocolate, chopped into small cubes 150 grams of fresh raspberries 100 grams of unsalted butter 200 ml of semi-skimmed milk 300 grams of ….

Patatas Bravas

  Always on a tapas menu….our take on this Spanish classic.   Ingredients  450 grams of new potatoes, quartered 1 large onion, peeled, halved and then finely sliced 1 green pepper, de-seeded and cut into strips 1 teaspoon of chili powder 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon of olive oil 300 ml of vegetable ….

Focaccia Bread

This light, airy & great for sharing Italian bread is perfect to make at home… and will be served on our new sharing platters this season too ! Ingredients 3/4 cup of warm water 1 packet (or 2 1/4 teaspoons) of active dry yeast 1 tablespoon of sugar 1 tablespoon of freshly ground sea salt ….

Chicken Ballotine

If you have some friends coming for dinner, this is a great make-ahead main course that’s sure to impress! Ingredients (makes 4) 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 glove of garlic, crushed 8 sun dried tomatoes, finely diced 12 large fresh basil leaves 4 chicken breasts 8 slices of Serrano ham Heat a little olive ….

Recipe – Mochachino Mousse

Silky smooth with the great coffee-chocolate combo… this mousse is easy to make ahead.   Ingredients – makes 6 100 grams of good quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) 250 gram tub of mascarpone 2 tablespoons of icing sugar 4 tablespoons of espresso coffee 150ml of double cream (plus 50 ml extra for decoration) A ….

Tomates Farcie

We have served these stuffed tomatoes at La Villa since our opening year (2009) – they are always a hit with our guests. Ingredients 6 large beef or Marmande tomatoes 50 grams of finely diced onion 30 grams of carrot (cut in half length ways then finely sliced) 30 grams of of finely sliced celery ….

Pain au Raisin Bread & Butter Pudding

The most British of puds gets La Villa’s French make over !   Ingredients  4 tablespoons of apricot jam 16 mini (stale) pain au raisins or 8 regular size ones* 2 eggs plus 2 egg yolks 40 grams of caster sugar 300 ml each of single cream and full fat milk Zest of one orange ….

Lemon & Almond Torte

Gluten & Diary Free – yet packed with flavour… our recipe for this delicious torte from Santiago de Compostela   Ingredients 275 grams of whole shelled almonds (skin still on) 250 grams of caster sugar 4 large eggs, separated Zest of one large lemon plus 1 tablespoon of juice 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon For ….

Gazpacho

What could be fresher on the palate than a chilled gazpacho… here’s La Villa’s recipe for you to enjoy. Ingredients (serves six) 1 kg of ripe tomatoes 1 large cucumber, peeled 2 red peppers, stalk & seeds removed 2 spring onions 2 cloves of garlic, peel & crushed 3 tablespoons of sherry vinegar 4 tablespoons ….

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