Maltese Christmas Honey/Treacle rings (Qaghaq Ta' l-Ghasel)
Maltese Christmas Honey/Treacle rings (Qaghaq Ta' l-Ghasel)
  • prep: 0 hr
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Makes 16 honey rings. I used honey in this recipe and not treacle. Either can be used. A few tablespoons of aniseed liqueur can also be added in the filling mixture.

    Ingredients

    • For the Filling:
    • I small jar of honey (450 grams)
    • 400 ml water
    • 250 grams semolina
    • 100 grams white or brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons orange blossom water and 1 tablespoon marmalade
    • Grated rind of lemon, 1 orange and 1 other citrus such as clementine or tangerine (grate on large grater setting to give the honey ring filling texture)
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon cloves
    • For the pastry:
    • 500 grams plain flour
    • 50 grams unsalted butter
    • 1 egg lightly beaten
    • Juice of 1 orange
    • About 100 ml water to bind
    • Additional semolina to dust tray

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 2692 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 29 g 44.29%
    • Saturated Fat: 9 g 44.2%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 182 mg 60.82%
    • Sodium: 395 mg 16.45%
    • Calcium: 280 mg 28.05%
    • Potassium: 1243 mg 35.51%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 6 mg 31.22%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 567 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 22 g 87.56%
    • Sugar: 135 g
    • Protein: 46 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 5 g
    • Vitamin A 59.24%
    • Vitamin C 187.75%
    • Vitamin D 10.98%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs9
    • Exchange - Starch27
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total31 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit1 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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