Celebrate Eid with our Umm Ali recipe

Celebrate Eid with our Umm Ali recipe

Eid, also known as Eid al-Fitr, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid al-Fitr is a time of celebration and thanksgiving, where Muslims gather with family and friends to pray, exchange gifts, and enjoy festive meals.

The exact date of Eid al-Fitr varies each year, as it is determined by the sighting of the new moon, but it typically falls on the first day of Shawwal, the month following Ramadan. It's traditional to wear new clothes and on the way to the mosque, eat something sweet, such as our Umm Ali recipe which you can try just below - enjoy!


(serves 4)

1 sheet (8 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed according to instructions on the box
2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
½ cup sugar
1 Tbsp orange blossom water
⅓ cup slivered almonds, plus more for garnish
⅓ cup pistachios, plus more for garnish
⅓ cup golden raisins, plus more for garnish
¼ cup condensed milk, plus more to finish


Preheat the oven to 400F.

Unfold the puff pastry sheet and cut into evenly sized squares. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Set aside to cool. Keep the oven set to 400F.

Meanwhile add the milk, heavy cream, sugar, and orange blossom water to a saucepan. Stir to combine. Bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat for about 3 minutes until the milk is hot, but not boiling. 

Crush the puff pastry squares using your hands and place in a baking dish. Add the nuts and raisins, toss to combine.
Pour the hot milk evenly over the puff pastry mixture.

Drizzle the top with ¼ cup of condensed milk. 

Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, set the oven to the broil setting. Broil for 1-2 minutes until the top is very golden brown and bubbly. 

Garnish the umm ali with the additional nuts and raisins.

Serve individual portions with a drizzle of condensed milk. Enjoy immediately!

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