Did you know that the Maltese Cuisine offers a variety of Christmas sweets too which are unique to the islands?
The Imbuljuta tal-Qastan presents wonderful aromas with spices like cinnamon, clove, and also chestnuts and mandarines; the fruits that are often found in Christmas recipes or on Maltese tables or Christmas events in villages, during the month of December. It is the perfect recipe for Wintery special nights where you want to drink something hot, spiced and deliciously seasonal next to the fire or at the comfy of your home.
The traditional recipe seems to only include cocoa powder, when others sometimes call for chocolate chips. All in all, it is presented as a thick and velvety drink.
One can either keep the chestnuts whole, barely broken or crushhed them.
If you are looking for an alternative to eggnog and traditional hot chocolate this holiday season, this is your Christmas drink! We have to say that there are many people who don’t like it too, however, as a tradition, everyone mentions it as one of the most popular offered drinking item in this festive season. Enjoy it!