Um Ali, Egyptian Bread Pudding
Recipe Type: dessert
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Serves: 6
Bread pudding meets baklava in an Egyptian dessert you won't forget
  • 1 pack (10 small square slices) puff pastry
  • 4-5 cups milk
  • ½ to ⅔ cup sugar (depending on how sweet you like it to be)
  • 1 teaspoon(5 ml) vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon(1 gram) cardamom(optional)
  • 1 envelop powdered whipping cream. If you don’t have powdered whipping cream just replace half a cup of the milk with half a cup of whipping cream, don’t whip the cream just add it in liquid form (it is meant to add to the flavor not volume)
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon) double cream
  • ¼ cup (57 grams) slices almonds
  • ¼ cup (57 grams)walnuts
  • ¼ cup (57 grams)pistachio
  • ¼ cup (57 grams)sultanas
  • ¼ cup (57 grams)shredded coconuts
  1. Take the puff pastry out of the freezer 2 hours before using them and allow to defrost
  2. Center your oven rack,heat the overn to 220C
  3. Place the puff pastry slices on a baking sheet and then place them into the oven for 5-10 minutes (you want them to be puffed up and golden brown).
  4. Take them out of the oven and allow to cool
  5. In a pot add the milk, whipped cream powder ,sugar and spices and allow to come to a gentle semmer.
  6. Add the vanilla, cream and take off the heat
  7. Break the puff pastry into small pieces and place half the amount in a backing dish
  8. Sprinkle the nuts and coconut
  9. Top with the other half of puff pastry crumbs
  10. Slowly add the milk mixture,one ladle at a time to the dish with puff pastry and nuts until the milk fully covers the puff pastry
  11. Allow to rest for 10 minutes , you’ll notice that the puff pastry absorbs some of the milk. Add milk again untill it covers the puff pastry
  12. Bake on the central rack for 15 minutes at 220 C
  13. Place under the broiler for a couple of minutes to get a golden top
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