If you think about it, celebrities and desserts are kind of the same thing. We don’t really need them, we don’t always like them, some people say they don’t even want them; and yet, we can’t get enough of them.
As a Mediterranean island, Malta is no stranger to the tastes of international sweets. In fact, some of our favourite sweets come from the not-so-distant island of Sicily.
So, for no reason other than that we wanted to, we’ve matched some of our favourite celebrities with some of our favourite Sicilian sweets.
Enjoy… in moderation!
1. Cannolo Ricotta = Peppi Azzopardi
And it’s not just because of his fluffy white hair. A connolo is generally a Sicilian sweet that everyone knows, and Peppi is the TV star that everyone knows. So it only makes sense!
2. Red Velvet = Valentina Rossi
There were too many connections to make between the two, so we had no choice. Val is definitely the nation’s favourite red-head, the letter ‘V’ is quite prominent, and red velvet is the perfect balance between homey and trendy – just like Valentina!
3. Cheesecake = Ben Camille
The X Factor Malta host and daddy of the decade? Ben oozes cheese. And we love him for it.
4. Cassata Siciliana = Eileen Montesin
A cassata isn’t usually the front-runner when it comes to favourite desserts, but it always makes an appearance. And there’s something kind of motherly and caring about it, so that’s why we’ve paired it with Eileen, the nation’s mother.
5. Rum Baba = Ira Losco
We all know that Ira is a literal babe. That’s close enough to baba for us. And the alcoholic twist just makes this dessert a whole lot sexier, so it just seems to fit.
6. Tiramisu = Davide Tucci
Rich, dark, creamy, decadent… am I talking about Davide or the tiramisu? You’ll never know.
(I’m talking about both of them.)
7. Profiterole = Stephanie Spiteri
A crowd-pleaser and always seems to show up, just like Stephanie. Both of them seem to go down well with the masses. Basically all we are saying is that nobody can fill the TV (profite)role like Stephanie.
Are you hungry yet? Fancying a good helping of Sicilian heaven?
Same. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Located in the heart of San Ġwann is a little slice of comfort pie that goes by the name of Da Roberto. This Sicilian bakery serves up fresh sweets (or pasti) on the daily. From cannoli to tiramisu, they’ve got it all.
Literally, all! They have gelato, coffee, wine, milkshakes – you name it. They also cater for those of you who don’t have a sweet tooth with some savoury dishes too.
Da Roberto has 24 Sicilian treats to give away to one lucky Lovin Malta reader.
If you want to get your hands on these treats, simply let us know who you’ll be sharing them with by tagging them in the comments below. A winner will be picked at random and you could find yourself snacking on some Sicilian sweets in no time.
P.S. – We won’t actually know if you share them or not. Just saying.