Volume 1

Sharon Spiteri’s first publication brings Malta to your kitchen, wherever you happen to live! The recipes are easy to follow and certainly cover some of the most popular sweets and beverages on the islands. On top of that, the colour images of Maltese streetscapes and architecture make this a whole cultural experience! Traditional Sweet Recipes from Malta by Sharon Spiteri is definitely a labour of love; one can tell the author has spent a lot of time refining recipes to bring this wonderful compilation of recipes together. I’m looking forward to volume 2!!

— Marlene Scicluna (Director, Producer Maltese DownUnder TV/former Senior Producer SBS Radio)

Without question, “Traditional Sweet Recipes from Malta” is a must for home cooks who share Sharon’s Maltese background and upbringing. Tastefully designed and magnificently illustrated with colour photos, the pattern Sharon created throughout is delightful and easy to follow. On the other hand, the recipes are guaranteed to satisfy your taste-buds and to leave you happy no matter where you come from.

— Clemente Zammit (Consul General of Malta for Victoria from 1989 to 2006)

My husband and I were so impressed with the book, that we decided to buy several more, as they will make excellent gifts for family and friends. “Traditional Sweet Recipes from Malta” is a wonderful introduction to Maltese sweets and the recipes are easy to follow. This hardcover book has beautiful photography throughout, not only of the recipes, but also of Malta’s architecture and streetscapes. It will bring back fond memories to those who have had the fortune to visit, and will entice those who have not yet been.

— Rosemary Rowlings

Hi all, if anyone is looking for a traditional Maltese sweets cookbook I highly recommend this one. All of the recipes are very easy to follow and I have personally met the author (Sharon Catherine Spiteri) and she is a very talented and passionate chef who loves her Maltese heritage.

— Cynthia Scollo

Hi Sharon,

Just letting you know that I received your beautiful books.

I was not only happy with the recipes that you covered but also the amazing pictures of the landscapes as well as the architecture of Malta.

I bought one for myself and one for my niece who I know would simply  adore it. It is also a book to be admired on one’s coffee table.

Volume 2

After buying both Volume 1 and Volume 2 they are really very beautiful, they are more beautiful than I expected! I like the simplicity you presented the recipes, they are very clear to understand and I like the images.

Congratulations! You did great work!

— Isabella Russo, Tuscany Italy

Thank you for sending the books. I picked them up this morning.

The books are fantastic! 🙂

The photography captures the heart of Malta and the cats in the photographs brought back memories of walking through the gardens in Valletta and seeing the cat boxes.

I feel like I want to go back there right now!

I really liked the concept of the map of Malta, showing where the places are. That’s really clever and a good way of promoting and connecting people to their home towns or to places they know. My mother was born in Bormla.

You’ve done a great job! Congratulations Sharon!

— Rosemary Rowlings


Received your book yesterday. What a delightful and beautiful book. It is beautifully presented and the photos are stunning.

My wife and I took great joy in looking through the pages last night – and that is even before cooking and tasting the delightful deserts.

Most of the deserts were familiar however the beauty of your book is that we now know how to prepare them in an authentic way. I suspect our ability to produce Maltese deserts will be greatly enhanced.

You are to be congratulated on producing another great book.

Look forward to future volumes.

— Peter Zahra (His Honour Judge Peter Zahra SC, District Court of New South Wales)