Qagħaq tal-Appostli

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During Holy Week bakeries around Malta intensify their dough production to prepare a sweet honey ring bread, decorated with almonds. This festive food has a long-standing history that dates back at least to the period of the Knights of St john. An eighteenth-century representation of the Qagħaq tal-Appostli is found in the Refectory of the Bishop’s Curia in Floriana.

Although the shape withstood the test of time, the confection of the bread changed significantly, including the type and quality of flour and raising agents.

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