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Ashta Dessert

This is a dessert that one of my aunties used to make which I loved as a child and used to wait impatiently for it. It’s very simple, only requires 4 ingredients and some sugar syrup and comes together really quickly.


  • 30 crust less soft bread
  • 200 gr of unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cans (170gr) Ashta Nestle
  • A handful of pistachios, crashed

For the Syrup:

  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 cup sugar


  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Place the bread in a food processor and whiz till the bread looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  • Transfer bread to a bowl and add melted butter.
  • Using your hands rub butter into bread.
  • In an oven safe dish place half of bread mix and evenly spread on bottom pressing lightly.
  • Add the ashta nestle and spread evenly on bread mixture.
  • Use other half of bread mix to cover.
  • Place in preheated oven till golden, about 20 minutes.
  • While the dessert is in the oven make the syrup by adding both sugar and water to a saucepan and gently cooking till thickened, about 20 minutes.
  • As soon as the dessert is out of the oven drizzle syrup, both have to be hot.
  • Leave to cool a bit.
  • Serve at warm or at room temperature.

Buon Appetito!

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