Mulled wine seems to be sprouting at every Christmas market or event these days. Mulled wine is a warm, spiced wine drink served originally served in colder counties such as England. Other countries on mainland Europe have their own versions of the drink such as the Nordic Glogg or the German Gluewein. Click here for my mulled wine recipe

But to take us back to the Maltese tradition, this week I am giving you the recipe for the imbuljuta which is a drink made with chestnuts traditionally served over Christmas.

This drink is best served piping hot! Here is what you will need:
400 g dried chestnuts
150 g sugar
50g drinking chocolate
1 orange zest grated
1 tangerine peel finely chopped

Start off by washing your chestnuts a couple of times always discarding the water after every wash. Now place them in a bowl and cover with water again and allow the chestnuts to soak overnight.

Once you are ready to cook and serve your imbuljuta, place the chestnut and the water that they have been soaking in into a large pot and add the other ingredients. Simmer gently over a low heat until the chestnuts and nicely softened.

Imbuljuta is served in cups or mugs with or without the chestnuts depending on your personal taste.

This drink or dessert can also be served at tea time, it is quite filling, so beware!
Finally I would like to wish you and your families a peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year!

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