Kunafeh كُنافة


Kunafeh (Arabic: كُنافة, [kʊˈnaːfa] is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert made with thin noodle-like pastry, that forms the crunchy crust on top, and layered with a fine semolina custard as well as a sweetened white brine cheese, called Nabulsi cheese flavored with aromatic rose water, which derives its name from its origins in the Palestinian city of Nablus.   It is then typically garnished with crushed pistachio nuts and drizzled with sugar syrup also flavored with rose water.  It is popular in the Arab world, particularly the Levant region and Egypt, and especially amongst Palestinians. In addition, variants are found in Turkey, Greece, and the Balkans, as well as in the South Caucasus.

Purchase on line at least 72 hours in advance but bake it at your home and right before you plan to serve it.  It needs to bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or at least 30 minutes or until golden brown, then unmold immediately onto any round platter, pour the warmed sugar syrup we provide over the entire surface of the kunafeh and then garnish with the crushed pistachio nuts which we will also provide.

Watch our fun and quick YouTube link on how we make our Kunafeh!