Egyptian Spiced Bread Pudding

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in
The Jewelled Kitchen

By Bethany Kehdy

Published 2013

  • About

This dessert, known as Um Ali Bread Pudding, is named after the mother um Ali. The tales of both the mother and the dessert are many and intriguing. This dessert is a quick and easy way to win legions of hearts. It’s also a mouth-watering way to use up stale croissants – or a great reason to go and buy some!


  • 4 all-butter croissants
  • 2 tbsp raisins or dried mixed berries
  • 2 tbsp


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
  2. Tear up the croissants into bite-size pieces, place on the baking sheet and bake