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HONEY RINGS | by KNOW MALTA by Peter Grima
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Maltese Traditional Honey Rings Recipe


Ingredients for the pastry


400 g flour

100 g butter

75 g semolina

1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon sugar

Water as needed


Ingredients For the filling


400 g treacle

150 g sugar

Grated rind of an orange

Grated rind of a lemon

1 tablespoon mixed spice

1 tablespoon cocoa

1 tablespoon anisette liqueur

1 tablespoon semolina

4 whole cloves

2 cups of water


Method for pastry:

In a bowl, mix the flour with the semolina, butter, sugar and the egg yolk. Mix well and work into dough, add water if needed.


Method for the filling:

Mix all the ingredients except for the semolina in a saucepan and simmer. Gradually add semolina to the mixture and mix until it thickens. Remove from heat and let the mixture to cool.


Making the honey rings:

Roll out the pastry into a long thin strips, put some of the filling in the middle and roll the pastry over the filling to form long tubes. Bring the ends of each tube together to form into rings. Now, using a sharp knife, cut short slits into the pastry at intervals. Put the rings into a baking tray and bake in a moderate oven for around 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.


Honey rings are an other Maltese traditional dessert.


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Taken on January 3, 2010