Kunafa

kunafa

Kunafa an arabic dessert.This is a dessert made with shredded phyllo dough and cheese and soaked in sugar syrup.

Ingredients:

For The Crust:

  • 250grms Shredded Phyllo dough
  • 1/2c Melted butter
  • 1tsp Softened Butter
  • Orange Powder Colour
  • Crushed Pisthachios for garnishing

For The Filling:

  • 200grms Mozarella cheese
  • 150grms Cream Cheese

    For Sugar Syrup:

  • 1c Sugar
  • 1c Water
  • 2tsp Rose water

Method:

For Crust:

1.Defrost the crust for an hour.
2.Now pulse this dough in the grinder.
3.Now add melted butter to this dough and mix well with hand.
4.Now divide this dough into two halves.
5.Now grease a baking pan with softened butter and few pinches of orange color.
6.Spread this color well in the baking pan with the hand.
7.Now spread one half of the dough in the prepared pan.
8.Press it well as a base.

For Filling:

1.Now spread the mozarella cheese all over the prepared base.Press it very well.
2.Now spread the cream cheese over the mozarella cheese.
3.Now spread the other half of the shredded dough over the cheese and press well.
4.Preheat the oven at 200 degree C for 5 mins.
5.Bake the kunafa at 180 degree C for 15 to 20 mins or till the dough is crispy.

For sugar syrup:

1.Boil sugar and water together.
2.once sugar is melted and the syrup is slightly thickened add rose water to this.
3.Off the flame and let the syrup to cool.
4.Now once the kunafa is baked take it out of the oven and pour the half sugar syrup over the hot kunafa.
5.Let it sit for few mins.
6.Now invert the kunafa to another plate and pour the rest sugar syrup over it.
7.Garnish with crushed pisthachios.
8.Let it absorb the syrup for sometimes.
9.Cut into pieces.
10.Enjoy the kunafa!!!!