All Saints & All Souls Day in Malta

All Saints & All Souls Day in Malta

All saint's day and All soul’s day are Christian holidays that are celebrated in November. All Saint's day falls on the first day of November. This day commemorates all Saints recognised and unrecognised. It is a day of celebration and recognition of the dedicated lives of saints and their selfless sacrifice, some of whom paid with their lives during the early centuries of Christian faith. One does not have to look too far to find...
The Sweet Liqueurs of Malta

The Sweet Liqueurs of Malta

Liqueurs have a long history dating back centuries. Derived from the Latin word ‘Liquifacere’, which means to ‘melt or dissolve’. This is in reference as to how it is made. There have been liqueurs found in ancient Egyptian tombs and have also been documented within ancient historic scrolls. During the 13th Century Italian monks made liqueurs which became increasingly popular thought Europe. Its main use was valued as a medicinal tonic. As means of travel...
Nougat, the sweet of all Feasts

Nougat, the sweet of all Feasts

The very popular sweet confection in Malta and Europe alike is Nougat! In Malta, there are two types of nougat. Firstly, there is the Maltese Nougat - by definition it is a Nougatine which is sugar cooked to a caramel colour. This Maltese style nougat is compactly filled with nuts and given subtle flavourings. The second type of Nougat, I'd like to describe as the white, European Nougat. This has a chewy texture and in...
Easter celebrations are the sweetest in Malta

Easter celebrations are the sweetest in Malta

Easter is the most significant time within the Maltese Calendar year which begins with lent. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and takes place 40 days before Easter Sunday. A hard-sweet confection that is made during lent is known as Carob Sweets-Karamelli tal Harrub. These sweets were available during the fasting period of lent and many children from decades of by gone days speak fondly of vivid childhood memories, eating copious amounts of the...