I hope to perfect all my Middle Eastern/Palestinian dishes before my husband immigrates here from Saudi Arabia which won’t be much longer now in shaa Allah, although while I was there he was very happy with my typical ‘Canadian’ dishes to give a taste of my culture to him and his family. Thank you so much for your tips & clarification. Sugar syrup can be substituted with about 2 cups of the. I know it’s not gonna be an easy mission, but its so loved which makes it worth it. I would love to try this recipe can I replace the heavy whipping cream with ricotta? I am having a 80th birthday party for my Mother this weekend and hope to share this wonderful dessert with my Non Muslim family to give them all a taste of our favourite Ramadan treat. Notes: You can replace rose water with orange blossom water if desired. I hope it works! (I think I have slightly coarser semolina). Lots of people use mozzarella in their kunafas, which makes it a very common and acceptable substitute. Hi Naz! Thank you! Thank you Tasbih for sharing this incredible recipe. Hatsim kunafa dough available in Bangalore. Preparation and cooking time . Can i assemble the kunafa in the pan and keep it in the refrigirator a day before baking it instead of freezing it? I’m so happy you all enjoyed as much as we do. Cuisine: Arabic Recipe Type: Sweet/Dessert Difficulty: Medium Preparation Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 30 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients 350 gms Thin Vermicelli 4 tbsp Melted Butter For Creamy Cheese 1 cup Milk 1 tbsp Cornflour mixed in 2 tbsp Milk 3 tsp Cream Cheese or any Cheese of your choice Half cup Mozzarella Cheese 3 So taste your cheese and you be the judge of how much sugar needs to be added. Thank you so much Tasbih for everything. Try to avoid stirring it as it heats to prevent crystallization from happening, but if the sugar is not dissolving, then help it out with a few stirs. Omg yes thank you for this recipe ❤ I have been searching for the perfect recipe that has ingredients I can easily find and has proper measurements and everything! Original recipes and creations of this site are intended for personal and home use. It’s in Edgware road area. Decorate the edges with halved pistachios, or for a more traditional look, Cover the entire surface with ground out pistachios. I dont know where u get all these ideas to bake all these amazing recipes! I set out to make this with a lot of substitutions (we don’t get kataifi dough here in India so I used this thing called Sevai/Payni instead, and I couldn’t find fresh mozzarella) and of course things went wrong as they always do when I try to make something …. I think I will try Zalabya. This makes it the best mozzarella kunafa recipe since it is so easy! I just use the pre-shredded kind and it works really well. If you like that idea of zalabya, then I’d recommend making Balah El Sham (fluted fritters) instead. Lightly press it down to adhere. I've found that cutting the kunafa while semi frozen, makes for the easiest way to break it. So I’ve been trying to make a proper Kunafa ever since I ate one in Madinah back in 2015. in my pudding mixture the semolina got swelled up. Do you know what type of kunafe is served with cream and if yes, do you know how to make the cream? Wish we had it it Egypt. Wow this is so beautiful and your photos make the recipe seem so approachable. Hi Sarah! whole container evenly. But it is soaked in water for hours to remove its salt content. While you are using here mozzarella cause it’s difficult to find akawi, I used akawi, because there was no mozzarella in my supermarket :)) well I thought it would be just perfect, and the guys that sold it to me said that the one I am buying is good for kunafa. Baked to golden perfection, enjoy this Kunafa recipe with stringy cheese pulls and a subtle ashta filling. Otherwise it is considered a violation of intellectual property. Hi there. It’s been awhile since I had it and I can’t remember what type of Kunafe it was. I have made this for many people, all from different places in the middle east and they all love it! Most of these shops are Syrian owned and run and they’re doing an exceptional job at it. Hi Hellani! Scatter on the remaining third of the konafa over the cream filling, lightly press it on to adhere. Amazing recipe. Carefully pour the butter into the bowl of phyllo dough. Enjoy . Makig in advance for an iftaar party and want to make sure I do not take it out too early or too late before baking. So a HUGE thank you!! اسّلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته  It really depends on the type of pan you use and your oven. It’s different ofcourse, but works really well with this type of filling. Add a teaspoon of rose water if you're using it, Prep your shredded mozzarella with about 2 tbsp of sugar and let sit for a while till you finish the next step, Next comes your pastry dough which is usually frozen. I think it’s wonderful that you’re giving your family a taste of our traditional food. I think that caramel sauce would go swimmingly with the zalabya (although not authentic) but I’d recommend omitting the simple syrup so it doesn’t get too sweet. In a medium bowl, stir together the mozzarella cheese, sugar. Thank you so much!! Me again ) tried my disaster :)) well it’s very good except … my cheese didn’t melt I used akawi. WOW Delicious! An also thanks alot for all these Ramadan posts. As I read your article i find myself heating up more and more in anger at your bid3as… until suddenly it all cooled down and i realized that you must be a pure utter genius! The goal is to desalt the cheese and the length of time required is variable. Let the konafa rest for 5 to 10 minutes to allow for the syrup to soak in, then flip on to a serving platter. I made a 9in that I baked and an 8in that I froze. Pour the melted ghee evenly over the kunafa. OR, 2 days and changing the water twice a day. Hope you love it when you do give it a try. One thing to note though, is that zalabya too is best enjoyed fresh, preferably warm within 2 hours of frying. Sorry Tasbih, but you can give me the most elegant dessert ever but nothing comes closest to my heart than a chocolate chip cookie. http://www.kunafa.net/. Blame it on my ongoing craving for the dessert, the good blame I mean…. Pour in half of the cooled, semolina pudding and spread with a spatula into a thin layer. I just wanted to ask, what can I use as a substitute for the kataifi pastry? Few questions: if i omit the rose water and orange blossom (we aren't huge fans), could I use a tsp of vanilla paste instead? ), please go ahead and use that. congratulations for all the explanations . I have searched long and hard to find a kunafah recipe worth it’s name that is not in arabic, and this here is a god send! Lastly – I see we add milk for the semolina pudding, could i add half evaporated milk and the other half normal milk? If using frozen, thaw slightly, 1 cup (8oz/ 227g) ghee or butter, melted and slightly cooled*. Does it exist there? Hello. So I recommend trying it out and you’ll definitely notice an improvement. is it really like that…. Give it a few minutes to soak in. I baked it for one hour and when I cut it I can still see the dives of my cheese inside! https://cleobuttera.com/middle-eastern/grandmas-balah-el-sham-fluted-fritters-2/ Absolutely loved it. #eidspecial #kunafarecipe How to make KUNAFA – kunafa recipe – how to make kunafa at home – classic Kunafa recipe – Ramadan Recipes- cream cheese kunafa. Crunchy shredded pastry filled with an ooey gooey mixture of mozzarella and a secret ingredient that keeps the cheese from hardening even after it cools. On another note, the cream filled kunafa, unlike its cheese cousin, is also great cold. As the kunafa sits, the cheese hardens, and all the remaining slices taste much inferior. So happy you found the one . Your baking buddy from Egypt! Know that you're an absolute Godsend <3 <3 <3. You are insane!! I’m mexican, I live in a small Town. 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