Figolla – Malta
Figolla is a Maltese pastry with a filling resembling marzipan and is usually presented as an Easter treat. They are often shaped into hearts, crosses, stars, fish, bunnies, and other symbols associated with Christianity, especially Catholicism, although in modern times, they can be made to look any way the baker or the recipient of the tasty treat prefers.
The biscuit base is predominantly plain flour, butter/margarine, caster sugar, vanilla essence, eggs, lemon rind, and water. The filling is made up of almond essence, caster sugar, ground almonds, and egg whites. Others might include extra lemon or orange rind. Finally, Figolli is covered in sugar frosting and tons of sprinkles.