How to make Umm Ali - Egyptian food

How to make Umm Ali – Egyptian food

Umm Ali is a traditional Egyptian dessert enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of natives and tourists visiting the country. Most tourists say that Umm Ali is similar to North America’s bread pudding. Some people even eat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Without further ado, let us get started with Umm Ali. Read on!


  • One puff pastry
  • Five cups of milk
  • One cup of white sugar
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of raisins
  • ¼ cup of pine nuts
  • ¼ cup of slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup of chopped pistachio nuts
  • ¼ cup of sweet coconut


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Unroll the pastry sheets and appropriately place them on the baking sheet
  3. Now bake them for 15-20 minutes in the oven
  4. Break the pastry puff into several pieces
  5. Place these pieces in a large-sized bowl
  6. Add almonds, raisins, pistachios, pine nuts, and coconut
  7. Pour into a large-sized glass baking dish
  8. Spread it evenly and then pour milk into a saucepan
  9. Stir in the vanilla and sugar
  10. Heat until it becomes hot
  11. Avoid too much boiling
  12. Pour over the mixture in the dish
  13. Bake for 15-20 minutes in the oven
  14. Turn the oven to broil and bake for 2-5 minutes
  15. Remove from the oven and set aside for five minutes
  16. Serve warm and enjoy Umm Ali with your family and friends