Country of origin: Malta This is a traditional Maltese sweet to eat during Lent.
"Kwarezimal" is a derivative of Quadragesima - forty days".
Mix together the ground almonds, flour sugar and cocoa.
Add the rose water and enough water to make a soft mixture.
Form into a thick sausage and flatten until about 2cm thick.
Place on a greased baking sheet and bake in a moderate oven. gas mark 5 (190 °C; 375 °F) for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and brush with honey.
Sprinkle chopped almonds on top and return to the oven for another 10 minutes.
When ready take out from oven, and when thoroughly cooled place in an airtight tin to keep fresh.