Kunafa Recipe - How to Make Kunafa

Recipe for kunafa dessert dish. Learn how to make Lebanese kunafa with kunafa pastry and kiri cheese.

Cooking Time: 20 mins
Preparation Time: 25 mins

Ingredients - Serves 6 persons

5 cups kataifi shredded pastry
4 tbsp BBQ ghee (melted)
8 Kiri squares
3 tbsp plain yoghurt
2 tbsp rose water
1 tbsp pine nuts(roasted and chopped)

Ingredients for sugar syrup

1 ½ cup sugar
2 cup water
1 tbsp orange flavored water


Grease a shallow oven dish.

Separately place the shredded pastry in a large bowl and add the BBQ ghee and mix thoroughly. Then take half of this mixture and arrange in the greased dish.

Next mix the Kiri squares, sugar, rose water and yoghurt until you get a smooth mixture. Then pipe a layer of the Kiri mixture, sprinkle the chopped pine nuts and finish with the remaining shredded pastry mixture. Bake it in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes at 1800C or until it is golden.

In the meantime prepare the sugar syrup by boiling the sugar, water and orange flavoured water together for about ten minutes.

Pour the sugar syrup on top and the dish is ready to serve.

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