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Creative versions of kunafa you must try

To most of the Arab youth, simplicity is a thing of the past. They like their meals sophisticated and fused with international tastes, their outfits from the trendiest of stores, and their gadgets the latest on the market. One single dessert’s endless evolutions are proof of our hard-to-please attitude. But to their mothers, kunafa isn’t a joke and comes in one form… and one form only… So you see, you’ve got the regular kunafa… View this post on Instagram It’s a…

Kataifi Custard and Fruit Flan

PREPARATION Pour the milk into a pan and add the vanilla paste or extract. Bring the milk mixture to the boil, then remove from the heat. Whisk the sugar, egg yolks and cornflour together in a large bowl. Pour out a little of the hot milk onto the egg mixture, whisking continuously. Whisk in the rest of the hot milk until well combined, then return to the pan. Cook over a gentle heat until the mixture thickens, whilst stirring continuously.…

Kataifi with candied pumpkin and yogurt

A refreshing way to finish the meal, this Greek-inspired dessert features kataifi, a seductively crisp, light Middle Eastern dough. PREPARATION While yogurt drains, bring water, granulated sugar, lemon zest and juice, cinnamon, and remaining cup honey to a boil in a 3- to 4-quart heavy pot over moderately high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then add pumpkin and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer pumpkin, covered, until tender but not falling apart, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer pumpkin…

Kataifi with Nut and honey

By Maria Benardis The Greek sweet kataifi is traditionally rolled into cylinders, but Maria uses a muffin pan to make pastry nests instead. You can use any other nuts you like and this is great served with ice-cream or Greek-style yogurt. PREPARATION Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 12-hole (80 ml) muffin pan with melted butter. Cover the base and side of each mould with kataifi pastry, leaving a well in the centre of each. Brush pastry with remaining butter.…

Kataifi with crispy honey

Samantha Coutts Knafeh is a traditional Middle Eastern cheese dessert that works beautifully with the honey. It’s a little bit different but a whole lot of tasty PREPARATION Preheat oven to 200°C. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until foaming. Skim off any foam using a spoon, then pour through a sieve lined with paper towel or a clean Chux into a large bowl (this will clarify the butter). Set aside. Combine the ricotta, mozzarella and sugar in a…

Ekmek Kataifi

A mouthwatering Greek Ekmek Kataifi recipe for the lovers of the Greek cuisine! Ekmek kataifi is an all-weather Greek dessert made with layers of kataifi dough baked until crispy and golden, bathed in lemon scented syrup, topped with creamy thick custard and whipped cream and garnished with cinnamon and pistachios…Yummy! This is a very easy to follow Ekmek Kataifi recipe for you to recreate this traditional sweet delight from scratch. (See also the preparation shots below.) This easy to follow ekmek kataifi recipe…

Kataifi Pastry and Cheese Rolls

What makes this dish over the top is a squeeze of fresh lemon on top right before you eat it. When it is room temperature, it pops right out of the baking dish. You can cut it up in wedges and taken it with you for some food on the run. You can take out some of the cheese and replace it with ham or bacon as well. You can also thrown in some fresh thyme leaves. It really can…

Shrimps wrapped in kataifi

Shrimp marinated in a garlic butter sauce wrapped in Kataifi phyllo and fried to a perfect crisp; a seafood lover’s finger food. PREPARATION In a bowl combine the butter, Greek extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Add in the shrimp. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. In a sauté pan on a medium high heat, add in the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes on each side.  Remove from the heat and let it cool.  Once cooled insert…