Aish el saraya is another traditional Arabic sweets. Most probably originated in egypt. It translate 'the bread of the palace' Aish is bread in Egyptian dialect. And saraya ottoman name for palace
The recipe is bread pudding topped with clotted cream and then finished with pistachios. Golden toasted bread Is mixed with a caramel to form the base. I will make it a bit different..
My recipe is clotted cream but resembles more the procedure of panna cotta. I will make the base or the bread preparation with toffee rather than just caramel. Will add butter and double cream.
2 cups of sugar
+ 1 cup of water
Mix without letting the sugar still to the sides of the saucepan
15 mins caramel is teady. I would add 15 g of butter 1 cup of double cream.. Or more. Tip: heat the cream before adding it to the caramel to have less bubling splashes
6 peices of bread (230g) without the crust. Grill untill golden
Break your bread to a fine crumble. Add to the cramel
130 gms of golden bread crumbs
Here is the caramel with the bread
For he achta please go to my guide: 650 g double cream + 250 bread crumbs+ mastic. Cooked on medium heat to clot adding 200 g cold cream 1TBsp at a time when the mixture starts to thicken. Easy..
A tip: before you layer your desert. Sprinkle the base of your presentation dish with pistachios so it will be easy to serve. The bread caramel can stick on the dish
Here with the help of a mould I layerd the preparations. I put it in the fridge to comme together and set.or you can use any round tray or other forms you have lined with cling film 4 easy unmoulding
When the caramel and the achta are cooled then you can layer the way you desire. Refrigerate them. This is what it would look like after 6 hours.
Here I wanted to decorate on the occasion of the coming holy month of Ramadan. First I wrote the words with a toothpick then cut the pistachios into sticks to finish the text. رمضان كريم.
I put the achta on the the sides and finished it with ground pistachios
Kul sanat w intum bi kheir