Egyptian Om Ali

    Egyptian Om Ali

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    35min


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    About this recipe: Baked puff pastry is crumbled and mixed together with walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, raisins and desiccated coconut, before being drenched in sweetened milk and whipped cream. The final dessert is grilled until golden brown.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 500g puff pastry sheets, thawed if frozen
    • 60g walnuts, chopped
    • 110g pecans, chopped
    • 115g hazelnuts, chopped
    • 150g raisins
    • 100g desiccated coconut
    • 250g caster sugar, divided
    • 1 litre milk
    • 125ml double cream

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Butter a 23x33cm or similar sized baking dish.
    2. Place the pastry sheets in the baking dish and place the dish in the oven. Watch it closely. When the top layer turns crunchy and golden, remove it from the oven. Continue until all the sheets are cooked.
    3. Preheat the grill.
    4. In a bowl, combine walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, raisins, coconut and 4 tablespoons sugar. Break cooked pastry into pieces and stir into nut mixture. Spread mixture evenly in the dish.
    5. Bring milk and 100g sugar to the boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Pour over nut mixture.
    6. Beat the double cream with the remaining 100g sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread evenly over nut mixture in dish.
    7. Place dessert under grill until top is golden brown, about 10 minutes. Serve hot.
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    I am Egyptian and have been looking for a good Om Ali recipe, similar to the one I adore in Egypt. This IS it! Thanks Nancy for sharing a wonderful recipe - anymore Egyptian/Mediterranean recipes, please share!  -  26 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    42

    Great dessert. Sweet and hugely "more-ish". I recommend varying the nuts and fruit to include flaked almonds and sultanas mixed with chopped dates. I live in the Middle East and eat Om Ali from the finest hotels here and this recipe is as good as any of them.  -  17 Mar 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    22

    Great for dessert or even at breakfast time. Also I use croissants instead of filo pastry, just break them up into small pieces it's very easy. I also sprinkle a little saffron on the top for 'decoration' :-)  -  07 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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