One of the first few recipes that caught my eye when I stumbled onto the world of food blogs was a strangely named dessert called Umm Ali on Asha's Aroma Hope blog. I had book-marked it since then, but never mustered up the courage to try it until now. I halved the original recipe since I was making it for the first time. With the puff pastry, sweetened condensed milk and abundant use of nuts in this deliciously decadent dessert, a little portion certainly goes a long way.
Here's how I made it:
1 sheet Puff Pastry - thawed per package directions
2 tbsp each of pistachios, walnuts and almonds
2 tbsp of sweetened coconut flakes
1/2 tsp cinnamon pwd
1/2 tsp cardamon pwd
1/8 tsp nutmeg pwd
1/2 a 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup milk
Spread the puff pastry sheet on a foil covered baking sheet. Bake in a pre heated 400 degree F oven for 15 minutes.
When the puff pastry cools, cut it into small triangular shapes. Arrange half of the triangles in the bottom of an 6 inch X 8 inch oven proof glass dish. Sprinkle the nuts and coconunt flakes evenly over it. Arrange the rest of the puff pastry triangles.
Combine the sweetened condensed milk with the milk and heat in microwave for 1 mins. Add the cinnamon pwd., cardamon pwd. and nutmeg pwd. Pour over the puff pasty in the dish.
Cover with a foil and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree F oven for 15 mins. Then uncover and continue baking for another 15 mins.
Serve warm with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream.
This Umm Ali desser goes to the AWED - Saudi Arabia festival at Kitchen Samraj.
This event was started by DK of Chef On You.