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Traditional Maltese Recipes

Maltese Christmas log

The Maltese Christmas log is different to the more traditional yule log in a sense that it isn’t a cake. This Christmas log is a little similar to the Italian and Portugese dessert known...

Sesame rings (Qagħaq tal-Ġunġlien)

If you're Maltese, there must have surely been a time when you tasted one of these delicious biscuits! My grandma used to always have a stash at her house to accompany her cup of...

Traditional boiled apples with cloves (Tuffieħ mgħolli bl-imsiemer tal-qronfol)

Malta produces about 42,000kg apples a year. You can eat this fruit fresh, but boiled apples with cloves is a traditional Maltese recipe that has remained very popular today as a sweet and good dessert...

Imqaret: A traditional Maltese delight!

Imqaret, a traditional Maltese delicacy. It's basically a sweet made with pastry and a filling of dates diamond shaped – even though in many cases they are sold in a rectangular shape. I love them...

Did you know about the Maltese twisted version of scrambled eggs!?

Balbuljata (Maltese Scrambled eggs)... a Maltese traditional dish which is best served when hot and is normally accompanied by a piece of traditional Maltese bread. It can be a side dish or a quick...

Let’s cook oven baked macaroni and Timpana (Malta’s answer to pasta pie)!

This dish is Malta’s answer to pasta pie. It is most likely Sicilian in origin, given the proximity of the two Mediterranean islands, however countless regional versions exist in Italy, where it is known...

How to prepare bigilla dip for your next BBQ!

One of the best things about Summer is meeting up with friends, everyone bringing along their favourite summer dish for that much awaited BBQ. If you have no idea what we are talking about,...
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Manuel’s Traditional Figolli – (Il figolli ta’ Manuel)

Easter is fast approaching, and one recipe seems to be very popular and highly requested among many. Chef Manuel, we have never tried your recipe, but if everybody likes it so much, we are more...
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Bread pudding (Pudina tal-Ħobż)

This one's a favourite in our household - Pudina!!!! Delicious, easy and pretty cheap to make... and undoubtedly heartwarming with a cup of tea. As with every other traditional Maltese recipe, there are various variants...
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Baked Macaroni (Imqarrun il-forn)

Baked macaroni is a traditional Maltese food consisting of pasta with sauce cooked in the oven, combined with eggs and cheese. You will find many variations, according to each family recipes, for example, there...