Umm Ali (Egyptian Dessert) | How to make Umm Ali (Egyptian Dessert)

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ByRafeeda AR
Created on 28th Oct 2015
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  • By Rafeeda AR
    Created on 28th Oct 2015

Umm Ali (Egyptian Dessert), a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Rafeeda AR. Umm Ali (Egyptian Dessert) is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Umm Ali (Egyptian Dessert) is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Umm Ali (Egyptian Dessert) by Rafeeda AR is perfect to serve 10 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Umm Ali (Egyptian Dessert).

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves10People

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Umm Ali (Egyptian Dessert)

Ingredients to make Umm Ali (Egyptian Dessert)

  • 400 gms pack of puff pastry sheets
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1/4 cup pine seeds
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1/4 cup coconut grated
  • 500 ml pack whipping cream
  • 150 ml full fat milk
  • 150 ml water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder

How to make Umm Ali (Egyptian Dessert)

  1. Cook the puff pastry sheets till crisp, as per pack instructions. I baked the pasty sheets in a preheated oven at 200 degrees centigrade for 20 minutes. Cool on a rack.
  2. Meanwhile, roast the nuts (almonds to cashew nuts) in the hot oven for around 5 minutes. Cool. Put the nuts into a bag and crush using a rolling pin till it breaks into bits. (Do not powder)
  3. In a saucepan, combine the whipping cream, milk, water, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and bring to a simmer. Keep stirring till the sugar is melted, no need to boil, it just needs to warm. Turn off the flame.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees for around 10 minutes (the oven may already be warm from the previous puff pastry baking).
  5. In a deep glass dish, crush the puff pastry. Add the crushed nuts, coconut and sultanas and mix well till evenly distributed. Slowly pour the sweetened milk all over the puff pastry. Bake for 30 minutes till the top is golden.
  6. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm.
My Tip: Use pine nuts, this is a nut used in almost all Arabic baking, whether sweet or savoury. Though it was not missed much as there was enough of crunch in the dessert, I would have loved to add it to give it a more authentic feel.

Reviews for Umm Ali (Egyptian Dessert) (2)

Divya Gopwania year ago
Nice recipe . I WL try

bina bedi2 years ago
Rafeeda looks delicious!! Following your recipes.

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