Monday, March 9, 2009

Kwarezimal - Maltese biscuits

This is a traditional Maltese recipe. These are usually baked during lent. The word kwarezimal refers to quaresima, literally the quadragesima, the forty days of Lent. They are sort of spicy chewy biscuits. They combine a mixture of spices and ground almonds and then drizzled with honey and some chopped nuts. I think these are vegan too since there is no dairy products in them.:

31 comments:

katty said...

bravissima!!! che biscotti meravigliosi!!! baci!

Francesca said...

Bellissimi questi biscottini..proprio da mangiare con il tè delle 5..

buon pomeriggio

Happy cook said...

Wow those cookies look really yumm.

Mary said...

sono sempre alla ricerca di nuovi biscotti , deliziosi, baci!

Micaela said...

che buoni! devono essere squisiti!

sorbyy said...

Biscottini meravigliosi!!!
Ciao

Asha said...

Beautiful cookies, looks so good!Love the nuts topping! :)

i dolci di laura said...

very very nice! I love your biscuits and your cakes! kiss

Marija said...

They look fantastic!

Dawn said...

I would love these with my morning coffee. I love new recipes to try.

CookiePie said...

WOW - those look fantastic! Love the flavor combo too!

v@le said...

ne ordino un vassoio per la colazione di domattina!!!baci
vale

I pasticci di Roby said...

Ma quante cose buone produci???!!!Complimenti Roby

Anita said...

Those biscuits look really tasty!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

I can imagine how delicious they would taste with those spices! :D

Dee said...

These loook yummy! Are you sure they're allowed during Lent? ;)

Sophie said...

What cool biscuits I'd love to try them :). I wonder if I can make them gluten free...

Elyse said...

WoW! I've never seen anything quite like this, but these biscuits sound fabulous. I'm always up for trying something new, and this seems like the perfect "branching out" recipe!

Lory said...

Non ho parole per esprimere tutta la mia ammirazione nei confronti di ciò che ho visto in questo blog. Le tue preparazioni sono la fine del mondo.
Eccazionale!!
Un abbraccio.

Lory said...

volevo dire.. Eccezionale! :-)

Katie said...

These look wonderful Natalie. I love the sound of the spices, honey and nuts all mingling together.

BTW, I have given you an award, please go to my blog for full details :)

simply said...

I have used the same recipe from the book and they came out really really nice. But to me they lacked that chewy texture which I have grown used to, to I added a teaspoon of glucose in the next batch and they turned out just just perpect to my liking.
I admire your blog and you have such lovely recipes.
I am making figolli today for a demo on Thursday.

dolci a ...gogo!!! said...

devono essere deliziosi davvero...quasi quasi li provo:-)baci imma

The Blonde Duck said...

So delicious!

Nicisme said...

Nice colour and I love the nuts on top!

Fantasilandia said...

Quanto mi sono mancate le visitine per vedere e conoscere le delizie che hai preparato. Mi sono spulciata tutti i post che mi sono persa!!!!!
Le treccine zuccherate che spettacolo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Baciniiiiiiiiii

Jennifer said...

I've never heard of those.

They look lovely!

panettona said...

mamma quanti dolci, fermaaaaaaaa che non riesco a starti dietro ;-) :-)
a presto e complimenti!!!

Girl Japan said...

Oh my goodness, full of sweet goodness, the presentation is fabulous!!!!

Arwen from Hoglet K said...

These sound delightful with the spices. I love the way they're decorated with honey too, I've never seen that before.

linda said...

Lovely cookies, I love traditional recipes!

btw without the honey it would be vegan