Umm Ali ( Egyptian Dessert)


5-6 croissants
2- 2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 + 1/4 cup condensed milk
1/4 cup + 3 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
300 ml fresh cream
1/4 cup almond flakes
1/4 cup pistachios, sliced
1/4 cup raisins
3 tbsp shredded coconut


  1. Cut / break the croissants into small pieces and spread it evenly in a glass dish greased with butter.
  2. Sprinkle almond flakes, pistachios, raisins and shredded coconut all over ( reserve some nuts to garnish).
  3. In a sauce pan, combine together milk, 1/2 cup condensed milk, 1/4 cup sugar and vanilla essence and bring to boil.
  4. Reduce the flame and cook it for another 3-4 minutes stirring continuously.
  5. Then remove this from flame and pour over the layer of croissants. Let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  6. In another bowl, add fresh cream, 1/4 cup condensed milk and 3 tbsp sugar and combine well.
  7. Now spread this evenly over the soaked croissants.
  8. Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius and bake it for about 15-20 minutes, until it is slightly toasted or changes the colour.
  9. Remove from the oven and top it with remaining nuts.
  • You can also use bread or puff pastry instead of croissant for this dessert…

Recipe Source: Sanaa’s recipe note book..

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