Umm Ali is a traditional Arabic pastry dessert originated in Egypt. It is prepared with puff pastry pieces soaked and mixed with milk, cream, nuts & raisins and baked until golden brown.

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Ingredients                                                                                     Quantity 
Croissants, plain 5 pcs
Milk 1 lt
Condensed Milk 1 can
Almond flakes 2 tbsp
Whipping cream 200 ml
Pistachio, chopped finely 1 tbsp
Rose petals, dried 2 tbsp
Walnut halves 10 pcs


Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 160° C.
  2. Spread almond flakes on a baking tray and toast in the oven until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Cut croissants into thick slices and arrange in an ovenproof baking dish.
  4. Pour milk, condensed milk, and cream in a saucepan, bring to a boil and pour over the croissant slices.
  5. Sprinkle toasted almond flakes on top, followed by the pistachio, rose petals and walnut halves.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until bubbling and light golden in colour