Pastizzi in Little Malta
Canadian Verity went to the Little Malta bake shop in Toronto to buy pastizzi:
We're thick in the middle of the first genuine snowfall of winter. At least the first snowfall if you reside in Toronto. They're nice big puffy snowflakes too, the kind you want to catch on your tongue even after you grow-up and have to act all responsible. The boyfriend and I got caught in it when we went to the Little Malta Bake Shop to buy some Pastizzi. Little Malta, Pastizzi....uhh what ?
Little Malta, Pastizzi....uhh what ? I should probably explain. Little Malta is out at Dundas West and Runnymede. It doesn't have signpost advertisements like China Town or Little Italy does but you can tell because all the travel agencies advertise tickets for Malta and Gozo (Malta's Newfoundland) and there are businesses and gentleman's clubs with the Maltese cross up everywhere. The most accurate description of the Maltese I've ever heard are Italians who speak Arabic and think they're British.
Pastizzi is a ricotta or meat pastry that is very yummy, and greasier than you should probably eat. I use to get to lick the spoon of the extra filling when I was a kid. Ummmm.....I have two dozen in my freezer, stew, warmth, and a cute boyfriend currently immersed in solving a medical imaging problem all right here in my room. Now if only I had clean dishes. Ah well you can't have everything. I seem to spend a lot of time blogging about food. I'm big on comfort food in case you haven't noticed.
Pastizzi recipes from Gozo mag
Pastizzi under the brand name Stones from Melbourne, Australia
The Malta Bake Shop in Little Malta, Toronto