Sunday, July 12, 2015

Egyptian Puff Pastry Pudding ( Um Ali ) . أم علي

Um Ali (or Om Ali ) is a typical authentic Egyptian delicious dessert that kids & adults love !It's made of thin Pastry chips (made of Puff Pastry or Filo ) blended with cream & Milk & Nuts , I'm sure now that you can imagine how it amazingly  tastes ! 

Name Story : 

It literally means " Ali's Mother " ( Ali is an Egyptian Boys' name & Um means Mother ) ! There's a story behind the name (somehow bloody! ) that goes back Hundreds of years into Egyptian History (year 1250 ) during the Era of Ezz Eldin Aybak ,the first of Mamluk Sultans of Egypt. He had two Wives , the first is "Um Ali" & the second was " Shagaret Aldorr" . Shagaret eldorr was roled Egypt for nearly 80 days after her first Husband's ( Elsaleh Negm Eldin Ayoub ) death, as she was a very powerful Woman  . Aybak married her latter , and she forbade him from seeing his first Wife Um Ali and his Son Ali ! Aybak , by time, became more powerful & more aggressive towards his Wife "Shagaret aldorr" ,who prepared to kill him latter & she succeeded . His first Wife "Um Ali" wanted to revenge for her Husband ,so she planned to kill "Shagaret aldorr" by paying for the Palace Guards to kill her by beating her with Wooden Clogs till death ! 
To celebrate her death "Um Ali" ordered to make a dessert & to distribute among all Egyptians & This dessert was "Um Ali" !!