If you want something to satisfy your sweet tooth, you must try this Kunafa recipe. It is an iconic, devilishly delicious Middle Eastern dessert, made with shredded Kataifi, creamy filling and soaked in condensed milk.
What is Kunafa?
So it’s time to check on some traditional recipes. Have you ever felt the incredible taste of cream in some traditional recipes? Well, the Kunafa recipe should be your starting point. The Kunafa, also known as Kanafeh or Knafeh, is a popular dessert in the Middle East and commonly eaten in the Arab world. It is popularly consumed during the Muslim Ramadan period. However, it is a nice dessert one can consume at any time of the year.
It comes in different shapes and fillings (cheese, chocolate, fruits etc) to satisfy your taste bud. The orange-coloured dessert is not only exceptional in appearance, but also in its tangy, sweet taste. The yummy and nutritious delicacy is even a source of income for some individuals. The Kunafa is prepared by stuffing cream , milk and other dairy products into two layers of shredded phyllo (kataifi) and subsequently baking it. It is best served hot. Just like pizzas, it is often prepared in big rounds and then cut into sizes so everyone can have a bite.
Ingredients for kunafa recipe
Quite alright, the Kunafa recipe contains many ingredients but it's certainly worth a try.
- Heavy cream
- Condensed milk
- Kunafa dough
- Pistachio powder
You can garnish the dessert with pistachios, cinnamon or powdered sugar, and enjoy it with tea. The Kunafa is a highly nutritious dessert.
How to store kunafa leftovers
Handling leftovers: In case of any leftover, simply transfer them to an airtight vessel and keep in your refrigerator. It should last for 3-4 days in there. When you are ready to consume your dessert, simply reheat it.
How to heat Kunafa
Kunafa / kunafe is super crunchy and best the day it is made. But you can store it in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can reheat kunafa in the preheated oven to 180 C/ 356 F for 10-15 minutes or until hot. Alternatively, you can microwave it for 30 seconds just before serving.
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