Ali was a contestant on the 2013 series of the Great British Bake Off, and such was his popularity with viewers, he was lucky enough to be invited back into the tent to appear on the Great Christmas Bake Off in December 2016.
After appearing on the show Ali hosted his own TV show called Halal Kitchen, whilst he also runs a dessert parlour called Artisan, and owns his own fine patisserie in his hometown of Birmingham, called Cocoa by Ali.
Delicious Dishes you can bake with Ali
INDIAN SPICED DECORATIVE BISCUITS
Two subtly spiced biscuits; rose and fennel, and lemon and saffron, decorated in an Indian-style tie-dye effect.
CHOCOLATE BROWNIE REVEAL DESERT
An indulgent chocolate brownie that's placed under a homemade chocolate dome, topped with a sweet, salted caramel sauce to melt the dome.
Spiced mango and coconut profiteroles topped with highly decorative white chocolate snowflakes.