• Umm Ali - Two recipes of the region's most renowned Dessert

    Posted by Chef Hamdi Chaklabakji on 14th October 2020.

INGREDIENTS (FOR 5 PORTIONS)

UMM ALI CREAM

  • 110 ml Cream    
  • 15 gm sugar 

UMM ALI MILK

  • 110 ml fresh milk
  • 35 ml cream (above 80% fat content)
  • 10 gms sugar
  • A pinch of Saffron or alternatively use 5 pieces of cardamon

PUFF DOUGH

  • 1450 gm flour  
  • 10 gm salt
  • 720 ml water 
  • 170 gm butter 

PREPARATION

  • For the Umm Ali Cream, mix  cream and sugar with a whip.
  • Then, boil the Umm Ali milk. Mix the milk, cream and sugar together with saffron or cardamom and bring to boil. Strain the milk before use.
  • For the Puff Pastry, mix all ingredients together. The Portion will make approximately a 2 kg dough. Rest well. Add the butter and apply the 3 Book Fold.
  • Baking at 170*C for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • To finish off, crush the Puff Pastry in a bowl. Add the hot milk on top to soak the pastry. Pipe the whipped cream until you reach the rim of the bowl. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 300°C for 3 to 4 minutes. Serve while still hot. Enjoy it plain, with nuts or chocolate. 

Sahtein!




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