Figures of eightottu tal-gunglien
200g self-raising flour
100 g caster sugar
juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
juice and grated rind of 1 orange
1 egg, beaten
Sieve the flour , add the sugar and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs
Add the lemon and orange rinds bind together with the juice and the beaten egg
adding a tiny amount of water.
if necessary to make the dough workable.
break the dough into small like balls and roll these into thin sausage shapes.
or shape them into rings
twist in the middle will convert the circles figures of eight
which is the traditional figure of eight
on a plate have a quantity of sesame seeds press each shape into them, so that the top is covered
, place well spaced on a greased baking tray and bake at 200'c/ 400'f/gas mark 6 reducing heat to 180'c/ 350' f/ gas 4 for 20-25 minutes until golden