Festive/ Sweets

Figolli

It’s Figolli time! 🎉🎉 Here’s the recipe to Malta’s most favourite traditional Easter cake. This recipe makes 6 figolli in all.

Figolli

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Sweets, Festive Maltese
By MC Serves: 6 Figolli
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • FOR THE DOUGH
  • 800 g Self-raising flour
  • 350g Kerrymaid Butter
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 350g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 lemon rind
  • FOR THE FILLLING
  • 200g ground almond
  • 200g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 lemon rind
  • 3 egg whites
  • FOR THE ICING
  • 300g icing sugar
  • half tsp vanilla essence
  • 65ml water
  • food coloring of your choice

Instructions

1

FOR THE DOUGH

2

Add butter to flour and use your hands to rub it in

3

Mix in eggs, sugar, vanilla and lemon rind

4

Roll out dough and knead it, adding flour as needed

5

Cover and put aside

6

FOR THE FILLING

7

Mix all the ingredients into a paste.

8

Back to the dough, roll out and cut dough using a a cookie cutter or else print out any image you want

9

Cut 2 pieces of the same image

10

Place almond mixture onto bottom dough layer.

11

leave edge clean for room to close

12

wet edge using finger dipped in water.

13

place top layer of dough on top

14

press edges together

15

bake at 180C for 15-20 minutes or until slightly golden

16

FOR THE ICING

17

mix ingredients together

18

separate icing into as many colors as you will be making and add color.

19

using spoon place color on figolli

20

pipe outline onto figolli

21

place chocolate egg on top

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Anna
    April 8, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Thanks for the recipes 😊

  • Reply
    Jan
    April 10, 2020 at 2:44 am

    Is it possible to make this recipe with less sugar?

    • Reply
      Maltese Cuisinie
      April 15, 2020 at 4:12 pm

      Yes of course. Feel free to adjust according to your taste.😊

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