Malta has a rich culinary tradition influenced by its history and location in the Mediterranean. Traditional Maltese Christmas sweets often include honey, almonds, citrus flavors, and spices. Popular desserts during the holiday season may include figolli (almond pastry), qagħaq tal-għasel (honey rings), and imbuljuta tal-qastan (sweet chestnut soup).
Maltese cuisine is a delightful blend of flavors influenced by the Mediterranean and the various cultures that have shaped the history of Malta. Here is one!
The Christmas Log is very popular on the island and it is indeed always present in many households during the Christmas Season! It is as a dessert or traditional dish associated with Christmas in Malta.
Follow this recipe and enjoy!
2 Packets biscuits plain (you can use Morning Coffee or Digestive)
1 large tin Condensed milk
100g Glace cherries
150g Hazelnuts and Almonds (crushed)
100g Bar Milk Chocolate
Crush the biscuits
Chop the nuts (make sure they are roasted beforehand)
Mix all ingredients (except Bar Milk Chocolate) by hand in a large bowl.
Shape Mixture to form the log and wrap in a greaseproof paper.
Put into the fridge and leave it for 12hours to harden.
Remove the log shaped mixture from paper.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water and cover to decorate the Christmas log.- you can use flakes of hardened choc to add texture to your Christmas log
Maltese cuisine is characterized by its use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients and a combination of bold flavors. It reflects the rich history and diverse influences that have shaped the Maltese archipelago over the centuries. Enjoy this simple recipe and share with your loved ones!
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