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Umm Ali

Umm Ali is a rich and decadent dessert from Egypt. It is a bread pudding made with condensed milk, nuts and dry coconut. It is great to serve warm or at room temperature.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: egypt
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 2 Croissants, chopped
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • ¼ cup Sweetened Condensed milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp Rosewater
  • 1 tbsp Sliced Almonds
  • 1 tbsp Pistachios
  • 1 tbsp Dry grated Coconut
  • 1 tbsp Raisins
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp Confectioners Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a small saucepan, bring the milk, condensed milk, vanilla extract, rosewater to a boil. Turn off the heat and let cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Toast the nuts, coconut and raisins until nicely golden.
  • Divide the chopped croissants between 4 individual ramekins (about 6~7oz.) or a bigger baking dish. Pour the milk mixture evenly over the croissants. Top with the toasted nuts. Let the croissants soak up with milk for a few minutes.
  • In the meantime, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Evenly spread it over the croissant mixture.
  • Bake for 20~25 minutes or until the mixture is nice and bubbly.
  • Turn on the broiler -- leave the door slightly open and broil for 1~2 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Serve warm.
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