Ftira bil-majjal


  • Maltese bread dough
  • Pork cut into cubes(lean or preferably
    a nice cut of Pork belly)
  • 1 onion
  • a few garlic cloves
  • grated nutmeg
  • fresh Basil
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • very thinly sliced fresh
    tomatoes sprinkled with rock salt
  • ( to be prepared ahead) and
    left in a colander to release liquid.


Start by sauteing the onions in some oil,add garlic,nutmeg and Pork.

Do not cook Pork through, as it will finish off cooking in the oven.

Before switching off gas,add the fresh basil.

Roll out dough quite thinly,and place in an oiled shallow baking tray.

Make sure both sides of dough are greased.

Distribute the mixture evenly on top,pressing the pork lightly into dough base.

Leave any access liquid in the pan.

Pour the beaten eggs on top and cover surface with the tomatoes.

Season with salt and pepper,drizzle some oil and sprinkle generously with Sesame seeds.

Bake in oven.

When placing the dough in tray make sure to raise the edges,so that the beaten eggs do not run over the side. Serve warm and enjoy!!
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4 Responses to Ftira bil-majjal

  1. JIM ATANASIO says:

    I would like to know how to make the ftira dough because where i live we cannot get ready made.thank you

    • patrick mifsud says:

      400 gr strong plain flour, half sachet yeast (bread/pizz), some tepid water and 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon sugar . mix together to form a dough and leave to rest in room tempreature for at least 2 hours. open the dough on a floured table and shape the dough in the form of a circle like a pizza base.

  2. marion says:

    love these recipes thanks

  3. Connie says:

    Can I use this dough to make Maltese bread. Thanks

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