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Om Ali Egyptian Pastry

All the news about Egypt recently reminded me of this recipe that a friend gave me. This is an Egyptian sweet dessert made with puff pastry. It is very sweet and very good. It is served in many restaurants in Egypt. Make this treat for your family in honor of Egypt and thier struggles.


  • 1/2 large package puff pastry
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted and crushed
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups warm milk
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • extra sugar

Divide the pastry into 4 pieces. Roll each piece flat, bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. It should be very, very crispy. Break into small pieces and place half of the broken pastry in a pyrex dish. Sprinkle the pastry layer with half of the coconut, half of the hazelnuts, and half of the raisins. Add the second pastry layer and sprinkle with remaining coconut, hazelnuts and raisins. Dissolve sugar in the warm milk. Pour over the pastry. Pour the fresh cream all over the top. Sprinkle the extra sugar over the cream. This will taste like caramel when baked. Bake @ 350 degrees 30 to 45 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Serve immediately.

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