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umm Ali Egyptian bread pudding on plate
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Umm Ali

This Egyptian dessert is like a bread pudding with tasty little bites of nuts and raisins - delicious and easy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Egyptian
Servings: 3 approx
Calories: 575kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • ½ sheet puff pastry 123g (can also use ready-baked)
  • 2 tablespoon raisins
  • 2 tablespoon coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoon pistachios roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoon walnuts roughly chopped
  • ½ cup whole milk 120ml
  • ½ cup heavy cream 120ml double cream
  • 3 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
  • teaspoon cinnamon


  • If cooking pastry from raw dough, prepare the pastry according to package instructions - generally put it on a lightly oiled baking sheet/tray and bake for 15 minutes at 400F/200C. Remove from oven and allow to cool enough to handle - you can do this ahead of time.
  • Preheat oven to 400F/200C (if not already on for pastry).
  • Break up the pastry into roughly bite-size pieces. Put the pieces in a baking dish (approx 8x6in/20x15cm) and sprinkle over the raisins, coconut, pistachio and walnut pieces.
  • Mix together the milk, cream, condensed milk and cinnamon. Pour the mixture over the pastry and nut mixture. Try to press the pastry down in to the liquid a little, or else toss the pieces so most if not all take in some of the liquid.
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes until the liquid is bubbling up slightly and the top is gently brown. You can eat this both warm or cooled.



Calories: 575kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 723IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 2mg