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  1. M Shah

    M Shah Super Star Pakistani

    Kunafa the Traditionally Desert

    Kunafa is like the Middle East's version of a cheese danish. Its base is mild, stretchy white cheese--very like fresh mozzarella or paneer--with a topping of rich semolina pastry, all of it soaked in sweet rosewater syrup.

    Prep Time: 1 HOUR | Cook Time: 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES | Serves: 12 | Diet, Healthy:

    [​IMG] Ingredients:
    • 1 lb konafa pastry dough (can be found in most middle eastern, arab or greek grocery stores or markets)
    • 1⁄2 lb butter, melted
    • 1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1 cup water
    • 1⁄2 lemon, juice of
    • 1⁄2 teaspoon rose water or 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1⁄4 cup blanched whole almond
    • 1⁄2 cup golden raisin
    • 2 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped (or 2 1/2 cups pistachios and omit raisins)
    • 2 1⁄2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 lb soft ricotta cheese (this is an alternative filling, if using ricotta omit the nuts, raisins, cinnamon and the 2 1/2 tbsp)
    • butter, for buttering the pan

    [​IMG] Cooking Directions:
    1. In a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, add water, the 1 1/2 cups sugar and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Let simmer to a syrupy consistency. Remove from heat, let cool and add rosewater or vanilla.
    2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees Celsius Butter a 12-inch round, 2-inch high cake pan.
    3. In a large bowl gently loosen kataifi. Mix very well with the 1/2 pound of melted butter. Place blanched almonds in a decorative pattern in the cake pan. Cover with half of the kataifi. Press down lightly.
    4. If using the ricotta cheese, spread in an even layer over kataifi, then cover with the remaining half of the kataifi. Press down gently.
    5. If using the raisins and walnuts sprinkle an even layer over kataifi. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Cover with the remainig half of the kataifi. Press down gently.
    6. Bake until lightly golden, about 30 to 45 minutes. (Note: the reverse side will be more golden when you turn it out.)
    7. Immediately pour cold sugar syrup evenly over the hot kunafa. Let cool completely to room temperature. Invert onto serving plate.
    8. If using the ricotta cheese, kunafa should be served warm or hot. It may be difficult to invert with the ricotta filling so cut and serve from pan.
    Cooking Effort: Not Sure

    Tried out this Recipe? Let us know how you liked it? :)


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  2. M Shah

    M Shah Super Star Pakistani

  3. M Shah

    M Shah Super Star Pakistani

    @Hafsa u were ri8 ..i dnt like sweets and creamy food tht much but is ne to kamal kardeyaa ..just perfect !! :thumbs up:
    LOL ab mai bhi keh sakta hun jis ne kunaafa nahi khaaya us ne kuch nahi khaaya !
  4. Ajwah

    Ajwah Popular Pakistani

    I will try IN SHA ALLAH. I love sweets:love:
    Zirwah, yusra avais and M Shah like this.
  5. M Shah

    M Shah Super Star Pakistani

    i like brownies ,sweet funnels :D (jaleebiya) ,halka pulka white gulab jaaman ..aur wo safeguard aur lux sabun ki methaayaa to :vomit: no halwa ,burfi ,laddoo ,paira
    Zirwah, yusra avais and Ajwah like this.
  6. kuku20

    kuku20 Star Pakistani

    @M Shah kiaaaaa safeguard or lux ki methayaa:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
  7. M Shah

    M Shah Super Star Pakistani

    pic mai ooper waalai saarai sabun ki methaaye kehlaatai hai ..:D mai bachpan se isai yahi kehta hun sakht na pasand hoti hai mujhai

  8. Ajwah

    Ajwah Popular Pakistani

    @M Shah bhai sabun waley mithaye tu na kahn na:cautious:... ju b hu bs mithaye honey chahye:)
    yusra avais and M Shah like this.
  9. kuku20

    kuku20 Star Pakistani

    @M Shah hahahhaaaaaaaaaaaa or ma samjhi usy sabun dal k bnaty hn hahahaha :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
  10. M Shah

    M Shah Super Star Pakistani

    lo jee total siyaapa hogaya ..ab sabun ki methaaye kon khaayegaa ! hud hai kuku

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