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Kunafa Recipe

Kunafa Recipe

Kunafa (also spelled Knafeh, Kunafeh, or Kunafah) is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert made with thin noodle-like pastry, or alternatively fine semolina dough, soaked in sweet syrup. It often features a layer of creamy filling. This version of the recipe will use a sweet cheese filling, which is a popular variant.

Ingredients

For the Kunafa:

  • 1 pound kunafa dough (also known as kataifi or shredded phyllo dough), thawed
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded (or a mix of mozzarella and sweet cheese like akkawi, if available)
  • 1/2 cup fine semolina

For the Sugar Syrup:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom water (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon rose water (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Sugar Syrup:

    • Combine sugar, water, and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat.
    • Stir until sugar is dissolved. Allow to simmer for about 10 minutes until the syrup thickens slightly.
    • Remove from heat and stir in orange blossom water and rose water if using. Set aside to cool.
  2. Prepare the Kunafa Dough:

    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Unroll the kunafa dough and tear it into strands. Mix the torn dough with melted butter, ensuring it is evenly coated.
    • Divide the dough into two equal portions.
  3. Assemble the Kunafa:

    • Press half of the buttered kunafa dough into the bottom of a greased round baking pan, creating an even layer.
    • Sprinkle the semolina over the dough, then evenly spread the shredded cheese on top.
    • Cover the cheese with the remaining half of the kunafa dough, pressing gently.
  4. Bake:

    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes, or until the kunafa is golden and crisp.
  5. Add the Syrup and Serve:

    • As soon as the kunafa is out of the oven, pour the cooled syrup evenly over the hot kunafa.
    • Allow it to soak for a few minutes before serving.
    • Optionally, garnish with ground pistachios or a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
  6. Serve:

    • Serve the kunafa warm or at room temperature. It's best enjoyed the day it's made but can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated.

Enjoy your homemade Kunafa! This rich, sweet, and cheesy dessert is a favorite during festive times but can be enjoyed anytime you crave something sweet and unique.

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