Cooked pieces of puff pastry are combined with nuts, raisins and coconut, covered in hot sweetened milk and cream and placed under the broiler in this hot Egyptian dessert you can eat with a spoon.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup chopped hazelnuts
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar, divided
- 4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Place the pastry sheets in the baking dish and place the dish in the oven. Watch it closely. When the top layer turns crunchy and golden, remove it from the oven. Continue until all the sheets are cooked.
Preheat the oven broiler.
In a bowl, combine walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, raisins, coconut and 1/4 cup sugar. Break cooked pastry into pieces and stir into nut mixture. Spread mixture evenly in 9x13 inch dish.
Bring milk and 1/2 cup sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Pour over nut mixture.
Beat the heavy cream with the remaining 1/2 cup sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread evenly over nut mixture in dish.
Place dessert under oven broiler until top is golden brown, about 10 minutes. Serve hot.