Hartford House

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Award-winning hotel and restaurant situated at Summerhill Stud on the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander, South Africa.

Umali Recipe

Umali Photo : Jackie Cameron

Umali
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Umali

Makes 8 large portions

Ingredients:

  • 400 g ready-made puff pastry (or use leftover croissants from breakfast)
  • 100 g raisins
  • 75 g pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
  • 100 g pecan nuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 litre milk
  • ½ cup cream
  • 235 g white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1½ tablespoons cinnamon powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter for greasing

Method:

  1. Unroll the puff pastry and cut into six pieces. Grease a tray well and bake these pieces at 220°C in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  2. Butter an ovenproof dish. Divide each warm puff pastry piece in half lengthways to form two layers. Place a layer of pastry into the dish, breaking pieces to fit the base of the dish. Top the puff pastry with some raisins and nuts and continue until the dish is full. Ensure even distribution of nuts and raisins between the puff layers.
  3. Bring the milk, cream, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon to the boil.
  4. Pour over the puff pastry and bake at 180°C for about 30 minutes until browned on the top.
  5. Serve hot with whipped cream.

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Jackie Cameron Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Hartford House, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713
jackie@hartford.co.za
www.hartford.co.za
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