Growing Chefs! Ontario Malikia


Malikia (also Masoub) is a pudding type dish with crushed flatbread and bananas. There are many variations of this dish mixed with different fruits and it can range from sweet to savoury. Garnish with dried fruit, whipped cream, honey, nuts and even shredded cheddar cheese.
Serves 4 to 6
4 bananas, very ripe2 whole wheat flatbread, finely crushed1/2 cup whipping cream2 tablespoons honey1/4 cup golden raisins4 dates, chopped3 tablespoons sliced almonds (optional)1/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese (optional)
Food processor or blenderBowls, various sizesMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoonsCutting boardPairing knifeSpatulaWooden spoonCheese graterTasting spoonsForkDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Break the bread up into small pieces with your hand. Blend them in a food processor or blender into small breadcrumbs.

Peel bananas, and mash them with a fork until a paste is formed.

Remove pit from dates, and chop into small pieces.

Measure whipping cream, honey, raisins, and almonds if using.

Grate cheddar cheese if using.

Get Cooking!

Combine breadcrumbs, banana, most of the dates, and most of the raisins. Mix together with a spatula, and moisten the mixture with about ¾ of the whipping cream and 1 tablespoon of honey.

Taste the mixture and add more cream or honey if needed to sweeten it.

Shape the mixture into a mound, and garnish with the rest of the dates, raisins, cream and honey. Add sliced almonds and shredded white cheddar cheese if using.