Um Ali literally means by "Ali's mother" and it is a delicious dessert from Egypt. a cross between Baklava and bread pudding, the creaminess and the crunch of nuts makes it absolutely worth those calories
Mahalabiya Arabic Milk Pudding: Mahalabia محلبية Mahalabiya is a sweet Arab dessert similar to blancmange, made of milk and sugar, and thickened with cornstarch then laced with rose water or orange blossom water. It is often eaten during Ramadan after iftar or for the dawn meal of suhor. It can be garnished with with ground pistachio and almonds or cinnamon, raisins and shredded coconut depending on preference.