Every year, as Ramadan takes over for a whole month, preparations and excitement for the family gatherings - aka amazing food for iftar - conquer all Muslims.
A popular dessert during this holy month of Islamic fasting is non-other than the beautiful Egyptian creation: Umm Ali.
This sweet dish is a staple of every iftar table, yet many take it for granted.
Umm Ali - meaning "Ali’s mother" - is a simple dessert made from basic ingredients such as pastries, cream/condensed milk, a mix of pistachios, raisins, and almonds.
For those who never had Umm Ali before - and you should reconsider your life choices - it is a sweet, perfect combination of bread pudding and baklava.
During Ramadan, Umm Ali is constantly being revamped by many chefs and cooking amateurs, to present this well-loved dessert but with a makeover.
Here are nine undercover ways Umm Ali has decorated iftar tables: