Renato’s Kwarezimal

For the recipe of Renato’s mini kwarezimal click here , in Maltese click here and for the recipe in English click here

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Kwarezimal, photography Ian Noel Pace

‘Each family seems to have their own Kwarezimal recipe and although I use Helen and Anne Caruana Galizia’s recipe as this is the one that mum  used, I love Renato’s version, passed to him by his father who owned a confectionery in Old Mint Street, Valletta in the 50s. You can watch Renato making Kwarezimal by clicking here.  These are my favorite Maltese sweets’


Preparing our ingredients


Lightly kneaded, the Kwarezimal is an all-in-one easy recipe

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Ready for the oven


In no time at all, they are ready to eat. Can’t think of anything better with a cup of coffee.