Hobz ta’ San Martin


  • 400g plain flour
  • 1 sachet instant yeast
  • 75g margarine
  • 75g Sugar
  • Few drops of Vanilla essence
  • 250ml tepid milk
  • 50ml water
  • 50g sugar


Mix well flour and Margarine then add the yeast, sugar , vanilla, and stir well. Then add the tepid milk to make dough and knead well by hand for around 10 to 15 minutes, or until dough is elastic.

Leave to rise for around an hour, (by then the dough would have doubled in size) then knead the dough again until it becomes elastic once again. The shape into small buns leaving enough space between the buns since these will grow in size over the next hour.

In the mean time prepare the glaze by melting the sugar in the water until it becomes like a syrup.

Glaze the buns with the syrup and place in preheated oven for around 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Slight variations to this recipe include, sprinkling the buns with sesame seeds and / or sticking a liquorices in the middle of the bun.
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