Konafa

Recipe by udita
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Make Syrup with:
  • 1 cup sugar.
  • 1/4 cup water.
  • 2 tsp lemon juice.
  • 1 tsp orange blossom water.
  • Cream Filling.
  • 2 tablespoons ground rice.
  • 1 tablespoons sugar.
  • 1 1/2 cups milk.
  • 2 Tbsp cup heavy cream.
  • Walnut or Pistachios Filling.
  • 1 cup walnuts and pistachios; chopped.
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Prepare the syrup by combining all and simmering over medium heat until thickened. Stir in orange blossom water and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Cream filling:
  • Mix ground rice and sugar to a smooth paste with 1/2 the milk.
  • Boil the rest of the milk and add the ground rice paste slowly, stirring continuously. Simmer until thick.
  • Let cool, add cream and mix well.
  • Walnut or pistachio filling:
  • Mix the chopped nuts with sugar. Put the konafa pastry in a large bowl and pull apart to separate the strands as much as possible. Pour melted butter over them and work it in thoroughly.
  • Put half of the pastry in a large, deep oven dish. Spread either filling over it evenly.
  • Cover with the remaining pastry and flattening out with the palm of your hand.
  • Bake at uncovered 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  • Then increase temperature to 400 degrees for an additional 10 minutes or longer until it is golden.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately pour the cold syrup over the hot konafa. Serve hot or cold.
  • It is delicious when still warm.
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