Umm Ali with Maltese bread, as seen on tv. This photo was taken by Charles Vassallo during a live show.
‘this Egyptian dessert must be, I think, my most favorite sweet. I still remember the first time I tasted it and although I have replaced the condensed milk in mine, it is still very good. I use stale Maltese bread and serve it with some vanilla ice cream. mmmm.’
You will need:
1/2 Maltese small loaf
half a cup on chopped apricots
half a cup of chopped dates
half a cup of chopeed mixed almonds and pistachios
1/4 cup coconut
150g sugar or the equivalent in stevia (check the label for conversion)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
a few drops of vanilla essence
1/2 cup mascarpone mixed with 6 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons icing sugar
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Cut the Maltese bread into small cubes and place in…
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