How to Cook Imbuljuta Tal-Qastan: Maltese Christmas Drink

A traditional drink served after Midnight Mass on Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It is the perfect recipe for those special nights where you want something hot, spicy and deliciously seasonal.

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How to Cook Imbuljuta Tal-Qastan: Maltese Christmas Drink Recipe
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1
Soak the chestnuts overnight.

Soak the chestnuts overnight.

2
Take off any remaining peel and put in a pot.

Take off any remaining peel and put in a pot.

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3
Add the cocoa powder.

Add the cocoa powder.

4
Put in the sugar.

Put in the sugar.

5
Add the rind of a tangerine.

Add the rind of a tangerine.

6
Put in the mixed spice.

Put in the mixed spice.

7
Add the cloves.

Add the cloves.

8
Pour in the water.

Pour in the water.

9
Put on a moderate heat till it starts boiling.

Put on a moderate heat till it starts boiling.

10
Reduce the heat and simmer for about 50 minutes or until the chestnuts are tender.  If necessary add some boiling water.

Reduce the heat and simmer for about 50 minutes or until the chestnuts are tender. If necessary add some boiling water.

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Generally it is served in mugs or small bowls and always piping hot.

Generally it is served in mugs or small bowls and always piping hot.

Ingredients

250 Grams dried chestnuts 
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder 
2 Tablespoons sugar 
1 rind of a tangerine 
¼ Teaspoons mixed spice 
12 whole cloves 
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