Try out this amazing Maltese dish and impress your family and friends


  • For the pastry:


  1. 1. Make the pastry by rubbing the fat into the flour with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs.

  2. 2. Add the ounce of sugar and stir it in…then carefully add the water, little by little stirring with a knife until the pastry comes together…be careful not to add too much.

  3. 3. Then gather the pastry into a ball and chill in the fridge while you make the filling.

  4. 4. Preheat the oven to gas mark 7 (220C).

  5. 5. Mix all the filling ingredients together in a bowl until well mixed.

  6. 6. Roll out the pastry fairly thinly, but not too thin on a floured board, then with a pastry cutter cut the circles to fit the patty tins…..this should make about 18 tarts

  7. 7. When the patty tins are lined with the pastry put a spoonful of the filling into each one and then generously grate nutmeg over the tarts before putting them in the oven to bake for about 15-20 minutes until well browned.