IMBULJUTA (Sweet Chestnut Soup)

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What better way to get into the Seasonal spirit other than experiencing a little bit of Maltese Christmas in a mug. Capturing all the aromas of the end of the year, spiced with just the right amount of cloves, cinnamon, chocolate and zesty rinds, Imbuljuta tal-Qastan is a warm and delicious Maltese drink usually served after Midnight Mass on Christmas as well as on New Year’s Eve. However who says that you could only enjoy this warm “cuppa” twice a year?

IMBULJUTA (Sweet Chestnut Soup)

Ingredients

  • 500g dried chestnuts
  • Rind of 1 orange, in strips
  • Rind of 2 tangerines, in strips
  • 3 tblsp cocoa powder
  • 100g dark chocolate (60% minimum cocoa)
  • 5tblsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice

Method

  1. Leave the chestnuts to soak in cold water for 2 hours.
  2. Wash well and place in a saucepan covering them with cold water.
  3. Boil until slightly tender.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients, stir gently to dissolve the chocolate and cook on low heat until the chestnuts are soft.
  5. Serve warm.

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