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Figolla Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
mary Vella
Added: Saturday, January 24, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
For Dough:
800g Self Raising Flour
225g Castor Sugar
340g Butter
3 Eggs
1 Grated Lemon Peel
1tsp Vanilla Powder
Pinch of salt
For Filling:
170g Pure or Substitute Ground Almonds
170g Castor Sugar
100g Icing Sugar
1/2 Grated Lemon Peel
1tsp Vanilla Powder
1 Egg

For Decoration:
2 Egg whites
400g Icing Sugar
Half Lemon (Freshly Squeezed)
Chocolate Egg

Directions:
Directions:
Method

For Dough:
Sieve the flour in a bowl and mix the flour, vanilla, sugar, butter, salt and lemon peel together. Then, add the eggs and mix until a smooth dough is obtained. If need be, add some water.

For Filling:

Mix all ingredients together until a smooth paste is obtained.

To do the figolla:

Roll the dough on a floured surface with a rolling pin, cut the shape of a lamb and spread the filling on top of the dough, then cover with another identical shape and cook in a preheated oven 170 C for about 20 minutes. Leave to cool before decorating.
For Decoration:

Beat the egg whites in a bowl and add lemon juice. Then add the sieved icing sugar to the egg mixture until a smooth icing is obtained. Pour a drop or two of your preferred food colouring and mix until the desired colour is obtained. Spread this icing on the figolla to decorate. Finally place the chocolate egg on top of the decorated figolla.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 Figolla
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a Maltese Easter speciality. The figolla (unfortunately no english word exists for this) can be made into various shapes, but because it's Easter, the lamb is the most popular. It can also be made in the form of pie. Some parishes in Malta have the statue of the Risen Lord and on Easter Sunday morning it is taken out for a procession around the streets of the village (the carriers of the statue run while carrying the statue). The kids then take the figolla to be blessed by the Parish Priest.

 

 

 

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