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Imqaret – Fried date filled pastries (6 pieces)

$9.99

The term Imqaret, which is the plural of Maqrut, is derived from the Arabic word meaning diamond. The Imqaret pastries are usually cut into diamond shapes before deep frying but one can also find them cut into rectangles. They are typically finished off with a powdered sugar. They go great with ice cream or straight into your mouth. After you have tried them, you will see why they have stayed so popular.

Imqaret are one of the the remnants of the Arab world which was left behind in Malta. Dates, citrus and spices are encased in a pastry and then deep fried. The Arabs invaded Malta between 870AD and 11th Century. Other remnants include bigilla, honey rings, stuffed peppers and marrows, ice cream, halva and the list goes on, all have roots coming from our Arab neighbors. A similar sweet is found in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.

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Imqaret, which is the plural of Maqrut, is derived from the Arabic word meaning diamond. The Imqaret pastries are usually cut into diamond shapes before deep frying but one can also find them cut into rectangles. They are typically finished off with a powdered sugar. They go great with ice cream or straight into your mouth. After you have tried them, you will see why they have stayed so popular. Sold raw and frozen as a package of 6. One is required to deep fry them for 3 minutes then dust with powdered sugar.

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Weight 1.25 lbs

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