Om3ali(Egyptian Turkish luscious bread pudding with nuts)

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Om3ali…what can i say..it just speaks for itself..it is the ultimate indulgence in desserts that why people always like to make it in parties and weddings..this is how good it is..rich and filling like no other desserts…it has the same idea of bread puddings which is choosing a kind of dried pastry or bread,soak it in a milky liquid then baking it until it puffs up and become the yummiest thing ever..this is the oriental version full of all the lovely nuts mixture that is known in most of the oriental desserts..and here is how i make it:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 sheet of PUFF PASTRY ( or you can use fillo dough that has been fried or baked after spreading some butter on it or you can use a mixture of both)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • mixture of chopped nuts of your choice
  • shredded unsweetened coconut
  • creme fresh(qeshta)

METHOD:

  1. Bake the puff pastry in a 400 degree oven until puffed and golden brown( i used 2 sheets one will serve about 4 persons)IMG_3880IMG_3881
  2. leave it to cool then crumble it into small piecesIMG_4150
  3. now add you mixture of chopped nuts with 1/2 cup shredded coconut and mixIMG_4151
  4. put on your prebuttered baking pan..you can divide it into individual ones alsoIMG_4154
  5. remove the spices from the milk ..add the heavy cream..sugar and anise .cardamom..cinnamon..clove to flavor and heat either on the stove or in the microwaveimageimage
  6. pour 3/4 of the the milk over the puff pastry mixture and leave for 15-30 mins until absorbedimage
  7. bake in a 350 degree F OVEN for about 20 mins then take out when it just starts to setimage
  8. add the remaining milk and top with the creme fresh and bake for more 15 mins..put under the broiler to develop more color for 2 mins(add more milk if you find it dry)
  9. take out .poke it with a soon and pour some sweetened cream in the spaces and enjoy the best dessert everr..image

Be careful not to burn your mouth

Bonne Appetit:))

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