One of Malta’s favourite Easter treats is definitely the figolla. Traditionally Maltese cakes filled with almonds, figolli have throughout the decades evolved to include a variety of ingredients… and have taken absolutely every possible shape and size.
Here are 11 places which will help you satisfy those figolla cravings come this Easter Sunday.
Mannarinu has established itself as one of the island’s most trusted caterers, and with more than half a century’s worth of experience, its clientele is probably not going anywhere any time soon.
Anurakti boast “a passion for real food”, and their unique triple layered raw figolli look like they’re to die for. The fact that they’re also incredibly healthy is just the literal icing on the cake.
Republic Street’s famous haunt will this year not only be selling the figolli everyone has come to know and love, but have also come up with the amazingly cute figollini; bite-sized beauties which will have you coming back for more.
Żabbar’s Barun is another confectionery that has stood the test of time. Still the first choice for hundreds of people, their homemade traditional figolli are a great reason to forget about your diet this weekend.
Ideal for any type of get-together, Tellina’s genuine custom-made figolli look absolutely delicious. They even offer bite-size figollini, just in case you’re feeling a bit too guilty.
With absolutely adorable lamb, duck and fish-shaped figolli, The Happy Baker’s a definite go-to place this year. And yes; those are Smarties.
Valentine’s have a very limited amount of homemade figolli with pure almonds, so you’d better call ahead to book a couple of these delicious beauties.
If you’re stuck on where to go for your figolli this year and would like to play it safe with a recipe that never disappoints, then the family-run Maypole chain is definitely a name to keep in mind. Established in 1900, Maypole is still one of the top names in the business more than a century later.
‘Yummy’ is definitely the world alright. Claire Attard specializes in personalised cakes and cupcakes for all occasions, and this Easter, she’s been giving countless orders for mouth-watering figolli.
10. Lulu Cafe
Lulu opened pre-orders on their special gluten-free figolli a couple of weeks ago, and it seems like they’re flying off the shelves. We’d definitely recommend giving them a call if you’re looking for something delicious and healthy.
11. Busy Bee
Busy Bee is a household name in Maltese confectionery and catering. Established in 1933, Busy Bee is one of those businesses that have stood the test of time, and the iconic Msida Seafront shop is set to be extremely busy over the next couple of days.