Sunday, December 8, 2013

Umm Ali (Arabian Dessert) أم علي

Umm Ali is one of the most famous dessert from Arab world. It is a very nutty and creamy dessert, very sweet and liked by all ages.

Umm Ali after Baking
Umm Ali Before Baking
  • Milk  full cream 1/2 litre
  • Puff Pastry (Baqar Khani is best suit for Pakistan)   6-8
  • Fresh Cream 1-2 cup
  • Sugar 3-4 tablespoon
  • Icing sugar 1 tablespoon
  • Green Cardamom powder  1/2 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Vanilla or rose essences  few drops
  • Almonds  1 tablespoon
  • Pistachio 1 tablespoon
  • Pine nuts 1 tablespoon
  • Raisin 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut sliced 1 tablespoon
  • Saffron few threads
  • Baking dish round medium size
  • Unsalted butter for glazing
  • Take milk in a pan, add sugar, essences, cinnamon powder and cardamom powder and boil on medium flame keep aside.
  • Now glaze baking tray/dish with unsalted butter, spread broken puff pasties at bottom and spread evenly.
  • Pour over boiled milk carefully.
  • Sprinkle nuts and saffron over it.
  • Then spread fresh cream on top layer. Dusting the top with icing sugar and sprinkle.
  • Bake in an pre-heated oven at180-200 degree centigrade  for 20-30 minute.
  • Delicious Umm Ali is ready.
  • Cool and serve.