Knafeh Recipe (Kunafa Recipe)

Knafeh Recipe (Kunafa Recipe)

2018-10-16
4 Stars (44 Voters)
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Knafeh or Kanafeh is super delicious middle eastern dessert that made of kadayif, cheese and syrup. If you never tried it, now it’s the time!
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
6
PREP TIME
30 minutes
WORK TIME
30 minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Middle eastern
INGREDIENTS
    • 12oz (340g) kadayif/Kataifi 
    • ½ sticks (165g) + 2 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 10oz (285g) ricotta cheese
    • 1 cup (240 ml) water
    • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
    • 1/2 tsp rose water
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup (33g) pistachios (roasted)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Make the syrup: in a medium sized saucepan, combine sugar, water, rose water and lemon juice. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is thickened, 5-6 minutes.
  2.  In a large bowl separate well the kadayif noodles, add melted butter and mix well until the butter riches all part of the kadayif.
  3. Melt 1 tbsp of butter on 9-inch (23cm) pan. Spread half the of kadayif noodles onto the bottom of the pan. Carefully press with wooden spoon. very gently spread the cheese, leave 1cm space at the edges and cover with the rest of the kadayif. Press gently on the top and on the edges to make beautiful round shape. Fry about 5 minutes over medium heat until the bottom is golden. Put a plate on top, and flip over the knafeh, and 1 tbsp of butter and fry the other side 5 minutes more, until golden.
  4.  Turn the heat off and pour the syrup (you can use all the syrup or some of it). Transfer to a large plate and garnish with pistachios.
COMMENTS (3)
  • y
    yossi
    10/16/2018

    nice recipe

    Reply
  • Z
    Zahra Nizar Latif
    2/26/2021

    I am Middleeastern, you can have cream or cheese as a filling. Mozarella cheese is all you need tastes better than Ricotta in my opinion.

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  • E
    Elfi
    3/29/2021

    Hi I made this cake and was impressed with the speed from start to finish. Next time I will use 500g ricotta and the whole packet of pastry and add 1.5 lemons zest to the ricotta. I used 2tsps lemon juice and could not taste the lemon or the rosewater, so will up the amounts next time. I will also add some alcohol infused raisins or sultanas to ricotta as the cake needed more flavour for me and guests.

    Reply
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