7 Ways To Use Maltese Bread That Will Have You Salivating
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Okay, we can safely say that there is no one living on the Maltese archipelago who wouldn't give their first born for an epic Maltese-bread-binge. There is, quite literally, nothing better that one could eat on this planet. It's soft, it's crunchy, it's salty, it's light, it's warm. It's a giant food-gasp.
And just in case anyone is tired of eating it au natural (they must be crazy). Here's a few ways they could use the magical ħobża Maltija in a different way. (Just replace 'Maltese bread' whoever you see the word sourdough and you're good to go).
1. As breakfast bruschetta
We already know that Maltese bread is perfect for making bruschetta with, but this recipe from Nigella Lawson just adds that extra touch of freshness to a time-old fave. Imagine impressing your new boyfriend/girlfriend with this breakfast-in-bed. (Don't do it, no amount of amazing love-making is worth the crumbs...)
2. With grilled cheese and tomatoes
If you're still hungry at brunch-time, you're going to want to try this sinful grilled cheese and tomato treat. Shhh, don't think of the calories.
3. In artichoke bread pudding
Okay, it's [insert day of the week] and you deserve a dangerously decadent, luxurious lunchtime dish. Don't bother looking anywhere else – this recipe has all our favourite things in it: cheese, garlic, artichokes, bread. Did we mention bread and cheese?
4. As a healthy-ish afternoon snack
Jamie Oliver's recipe uses runner beans, goat’s cheese & walnuts to make gorgeous open sandwiches. Perfect for: entertaining, mid-afternoon snack, breakfast, light dinner, no reason other than wanting to eat Maltese bread with other amazing ingredients.
5. As a bowl for melted Brie
I don't think we need to say anything else. Please use this recipe wisely and with only your favourite people – because they're never going to leave your house.
6. Or as a prison for bacon and more cheese
That's right – enslave handfuls of melted cheese and crispy bacon in a grid of salty Maltese bread. It will be the best thing you do this year.
7. Make it into a berry-licious dessert
This recipe is dinner-party material. Or just perfect for when you need some super-sweet me-time. Berries, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla – irresistible favours!
BONUS: For dipping into gorgeous pumpkin hummus
Don't settle for the staple galletti to go with this amazing hummus recipe. Toast some Maltese bread and taste the carby goodness in all its glory. 'Yum' doesn't quite cover this.