We’re only a few days away from Easter and most probably you have already devoured one or two “Figolli”, or shall we say “Kwarezimal” maybe?
In the Maltese traditional food repertoire, under the section Lent and Easter you won’t only find “Figolli” but also “Kwarezimal”. For the followers of Maltese Christian’s traditions, it is very common that baked doughs topped with honey and almonds are prepared and consumed during this time of the year.
This tradition started very early in the days when during lent, in order to abstain from anything that is desirable, sweets were not allowed to be consumed. For this reason the replacement, of desserts during this period was and still is (for those who still practice this tradition), “Kwarezimal” a mixture of almonds, milk, flour, spices and most importantly honey!
Honey in such cases is the direct substitute of sugar during lent, as it offers a rich sweet taste without utilising sugar per se. At Marina Club VW we opt for local pure honey which is far sweeter and rich in taste due to our local beekeeping niche industry in Malta. In fact Maltese honey is still regarded as one of the best around the world, which saw its inception back in the earlier days when beekeeping and honey making, was done and prepared all by hand without the usage of additional tools.
On our dessert menu for Easter we will be keeping up with our own tradition and will be serving honey glazed banana topped and delicious chocolate brownie with vanilla ice-cream.
In any case, whichever dessert you will be having placed on your table, from the Marina Club VW Team we wish you a joyous Easter!