Kunefe (A Sweet Cheese Pastry made with Kadaifi)

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Place kadafi in a food processor and chop up finely.
  • Add butter and milk and line a 8 inch square heavy baking dish with half of this mixture.
  • Mix the cheeses with the pistachios, sugar& nutmeg and spread onto shredded filo.
  • Top with the remaining shredded pastry.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Make a sugar syrup by boiling water with sugar and lemon juice.
  • Cook until reduced by a third and it becomes nice and thick.
  • Stir in rose water to taste.
  • When kunefe comes out of the oven, ladle 2/3 of the hot syrup over it and save the rest to pass while eating.
  • Serve hot.
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