Othmaliye - Traditional Middle Eastern Dessert Pastry

Recipe by Um Safia
READY IN: 45mins




  • Cover the bottom of a round 25cm baking tin with half the quantity of Othmaliye dough. Pour melted ghee over the dough and bake in a 200˚C preheated oven for 10–15 minutes or until dough is golden.
  • Remove from the oven and carefully take the crusted dough out and place it on a flat plate.
  • In the same baking tin, cover the bottom with the rest of the dough and bake again in the oven in the same way. Remove and place on a separate flat plate.
  • Add milk and semolina to a large saucepan, bring to boil, then simmer for 5-10 minutes or until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in NESTLÉ Cream and rosewater. Allow to cool at room temperature.
  • Cover the first part of the baked dough with the cream mixture. Sprinkle crushed pistachio on top. Cover the cream with the second part of the baked dough.
  • Sprinkle the syrup on top and allow to cool in the fridge for 2 hours. Slice and serve.