Daddy Micha’s Jerusalem Malabi
Daddy Micha’s Jerusalem Malabi by Carine Goren. Courtesy of Daniel Lailah
A sweet memory from my dad’s childhood in Jerusalem, this dessert is usually served in a large Pyrex pan, cut into squares (like the Bavarian cream) and garnished with peanuts and lots of cinnamon. Slightly different from the recipe in my first book, Sweet Secrets, this malabi is thicker and firmer, so it maintains its shape when sliced (the preparation process here is also friendlier). Malabi can be served plain (snow-white), with the different toppings in separate bowls, but for my dad, I always take the trouble to decorate it with beautiful stripes on top.