Maltese Delight: Pastizzi Recipe Unveiled

Dish recipes: Pastizzi

Embark on a culinary journey to Malta with our Pastizzi recipe, a beloved pastry that encapsulates the island's rich flavors and cultural heritage. These flaky, savory pastries are not just a treat; they're a taste of Maltese tradition.


2 cups all-purpose flour (lb: 0.9, kg: 0.4)

1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and diced (lb: 0.45, kg: 0.2)

1/2 cup water, chilled

1/2 lb ricotta cheese (kg: 0.23)

1/2 lb ground beef or pea mixture (for vegetarian option) (kg: 0.23)

Salt and pepper to taste

Egg wash (1 beaten egg with a splash of water)


In a large bowl, combine flour and diced butter. Gradually add chilled water, mixing until a dough forms. Divide the dough into small balls and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll each ball into a thin, round sheet. For the filling, mix ricotta with seasoned ground beef or pea mixture. Place a spoonful of the filling in the center of each dough round. Fold the dough over the filling to create a semi-circle and seal the edges. Brush the pastizzi with egg wash. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.


Serve these golden-brown Pastizzi warm, and savor the unique blend of flaky pastry and savory filling. Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or any time you crave a taste of Malta.

Let the flavors of Malta dance on your palate with our Pastizzi recipe. Each bite is a celebration of the Mediterranean sun, tradition, and the artistry of Maltese baking.