So since everybody seems to be trying their luck as baking, we did not want to miss out on the hype.
So here is our our qagħqa tal-Appostli!
- 500g all purpose flour
- 2 tsps salt
- 300g lukewarm water
- 8g dry yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3 tbsps olive oil
- sesame seeds
- whole almonds
HOW TO PREPARE
- To prepare these Maltese sesame and almonds bread rings recipe, start by making the dough. In the mixer’s bowl add the lukewarm water, the yeast and sugar and stir.
- Wrap well with plastic wrap and set aside for about 8-10 minutes, until the yeast starts bubbling.
- Into the same bowl, add first the flour, then the salt and olive oil. Using the dough hook, mix all the ingredients at low speed for about 7 minutes, until the dough becomes an elastic ball.
- When done, remove the dough from the hook and check out its texture. It should be smooth and elastic and slightly sticky. If it is too sticky, add just a little more flour (1/2 tsp), mix and check again.
- Coat lightly a bowl with some olive oil, place the dough inside and cover with plastic wrap.
- Let the dough sit in warm place for about 30 minutes. Knead the dough again at medium-high speed for 3-4 minutes.
- Turn the dough onto a working surface and divide into 2 pieces.
- Take one piece of the dough and roll out into a rope approx. 35cm long. Form a circle and join the ends pinching them together.
- Place the bread ring on a large baking tray, lined up with parchment paper and repeat with the rest of the dough.
- Prepare the ingredients for the garnish. In one bowl pour some water. In a separate bowl or tray place the sesame seeds.
- Wash the bread rings with water and then sprinkle sesame seeds, and put about 8 almonds.
- Let them rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
- Bake in preheated oven at 200C for about 15 minutes, until nicely golden brown and crusty. Enjoy!
Source: Recipe by Anton B. Dougal