This dessert is one of my favourite Arabic desserts, and I always have some if offered in any buffet.
Thing is, I used to get disappointed very often with what I had, as it was either too sweet, not sweet enough, too soggy, too rich…etc there was always something missing. So I kept experimenting with recipes until I came up with this one and it is my take on the perfect Um Ali. This dessert is a staple for any buffet, it is great for any occasion, and is a platter that you can whip up right before your guests arrive… what more do we expect from any dessert?
Um Ali is usually made with bread, and frequently corn flakes is added. and all sorts of other breads… I make it more elegant, with flavours that mesh together properly, using crisped butter croissant. Toast the sliced butter croissant for a crunch and see the difference, you will never have Um Ali any other way 🙂
Click this link to find out the story and history of this dessert, where it originated and why it was created. Very interesting history behind this Egyptian dessert.