We talk about the Egyptian pyramids, history and ancient places. But we easily forget the things that the Egyptians could not have survived without. In this piece, we take you to Luxor to show you what Egyptians eat and how they make it. Enjoy:

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Hello, folks, it’s another weekend. I hope you had a lovely week? I know you have loads of activities lined up already, but make sure you add some time to rest. Yeah, I promised to bring you menus that will wet the lips and keeps them wanting more. Now let me keep my promise. Today I am in the historic city of Luxor, Egypt. It’s an ancient Egyptian city with the largest open-air museum. The pharaohs are still here, lying asleep for centuries. Let me not bore you with too many details, but if you’re interested click here or here. What I bring to you from Luxor is an Egyptian dessert called Om Ali. I hope you find time to try it out this weekend.

Om Ali is a blend of puff pastry, milk and nuts. It is a meal celebrated from the ancient story of Om Ali, wife of Sultan Ezz El Din Aybek. After the Sultan died, the second wife had a dispute with Om Ali, resulting in the second wife’s death.  

If you are excited as I am, get your cooking utensils and let’s get cooking.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 8

Calories: 934 (Not too much of it, people, that’s almost half of your daily body intake)


1 (17.5 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed

½ cup chopped walnuts

4 cups milk

1 cup flaked coconut

½ cup heavy cream

1 ¼ cups white sugar, divided

1 cup raisins

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup chopped hazelnuts



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C. Butter a large baking dish. Place the pastry sheets in the baking dish and place in the oven. When the top layer gets gold and crunchy take it out of the oven. Do this until all pastry sheets have the same texture.

Puff pastry 2

Preheat the oven broiler. While it heats, in a bowl, add the walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, coconuts and ¼ cup of sugar. Break the cooked pastry into the nut mix and stir. Spread mixture evenly in the baking dish.

chopped hazel nuts

chopped walnuts


Heap Of Raisins

Heap Of Raisins

coconut flakes

In a medium saucepan, boil the milk with ½ cup of sugar and when hot, pour over the nut mixture in the baking dish.

sugar in a wooden spoon on wooden plank


Beat the heavy cream with the remaining sugar until it is stiff then spread over nut mixture and place under oven broiler until top is golden brown. Serve hot.

Om Ali




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Recipe culled from: All recipes


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Udochi Anyogu
Yuddie is a lover of life, travel and food. She sources information on recipes from around Africa and shares it with the world.
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