Few things in the world go well with everything. And even fewer things improve our moods in an instant. One of those few things is Maltese bread. This delicious blessing from the skies is a local favourite. Everyone loves a good old Ħobż tal-Malti binge, and if you don’t you’re living a lie.
This salty, crunchy, fluffy creation is everything we need in our lives, and here’s 11 reasons why.
1. We cannot believe how crunchy it is
That amazing crust is a favourite among everyone who gets a taste of this super delicious hunk of bread. The texture it has is just one of the most comforting and unique things you can snack on.
2. It’s also unbelievably soft
Just like us, Maltese bread is hard on the outside but freakishly soft on the inside. We have no idea how this sorcery is created, but we’re betting our money on ancient dark magic.
3. It goes well with everything
You name it. You can grill it, use it for making bruschetta, or you can make some delicious pudding with it too. Maltese bread is the most versatile thing in the universe.
4. Toasted Maltese bread tastes exactly like heaven
There’s nothing better than waking up to the smell of toasted Ħobż tal-Malti. Or wait no there is, and that’s actually eating this iconic snack for breakfast. Don’t believe us? Slap some avocados on your day old slice of Maltese bread tomorrow, we double dare you.
5. That crusty bit at the end is the best thing ever
Whenever we buy a freshly baked hunk of bread, the first thing we do is dig through those crusty bits at the end.
This guilt-free pleasure is favoured among both young and old Maltese bread crusaders, and for a reason. It’s a mixture of crust and softy stuff all rolled into one. Delicious.
6. It’s shaped like a boulder
No, really. Maltese bread looks like a giant rock. You can fantasise throwing it at your enemies anytime, but we know you won’t. It’s not worth sacrificing.
7. We cannot stop eating it
Bring us a ħobża and we will not be still till we finish it all off by ourselves. There’s so many ways you can eat this classic rock-shaped delicacy that we will never ever feel bored eating it. Maltese bread is a guaranteed treat.
8. It will cheer you up no matter what
No matter how sad or blue you are, no matter how hard you are PMSing right now, Maltese bread will sooth your nerves and bless you with happiness and love. There’s just something about this appetising treat which will trigger in you the best mood ever. Bless.
9. You can buy it fresh from literally anywhere
Every Maltese village has a bakery, and if your town doesn’t, we’re pretty sure the closest town over does. This crunchy blessing is found everywhere on the island, thankfully.
10. It’s still made the traditional way
This untouchable Maltese godsend is still made the way our forefathers used to do it. It’s one of the few parts of Maltese culture which has gone untouched for generations.
11. It’s actually good for you
Yes, Ħobż tal-Malti is good for you. It’s made with zero additives, it’s technically sourdough and your body doesn’t need to work extra hard to digest it. Amazing.