Congratulations you are getting married, I wish you serenity, happiness, peace, love and wisdom. You are also planning on getting married in Malta, a place steeped in history and different cultures. Our traditions have evolved and changed over time due to all the different cultures and nationalities who have called Malta home. Having chosen such a beautiful venue for your special day, how about adding some local flair to your day?
I have compiled a list of traditional sweets that can be presented as bite sized treats as part of your catering. While many of the sweets are traditionally served on specific days and are used to celebrate different traditions, a selection of the following will surely set your guests mouths watering. Your wedding planner will be able to suggest the caterers and set up a tasting for you.
Kannoli tal-irkotta, crumbly crisp pastry cases filled with sweet local ricotta, honey rings made with molasses and honey, skumvat, deep fried pastry drizzled with honey and sprinkled with sprinkles. Imqaret, pastry filled with dates and orange zest, deep fried or baked, sfineg tal-ghasel, deep-fried puff pastry drizzled with Maltese honey while sizzling hot. Sfineg San Guzepp, choux pastry balls filled with sweet ricotta, traditional wedding ice cream, every caterer has their own recipe which they will not reveal all I can say it that it tastes divine. Figolli, a traditional Easter sweet made with fresh almond paste sandwiched between sweet pastry, baked and decorated, similar to a filled cookie.
This all accompanied, by traditional coffee which is made by freshly ground coffee beans infused with herbs and spices and cooked in an enamel coffee pot over a flame. Not only does it looks stunning while being prepared, the smell is amazing and the taste will be something you have never tried before ask you wedding planner for a traditional Maltese coffee.