Saturday, June 12, 2010

Kunafa

Kunafa is a jordanian sweet pastry or you can also say it as middle eastern sweet pastry, but now these delicious treat have become famous all over the world due to this fastly developing multicultural society.It's an ideal light dessert after a heavy meal.
    This is also my 150th post, i have posted less than 100 recipes in 2 years and in last two months i posted nearly 80 recipes, it's all because of the wonderful and kind words which i receive from my fellow bloggers.
Everyday after posting a recipe, i just wait for the comments and reading the comments makes me feel so happy.
It's not just me even my husband enjoy to read the comments which i receive. I would like to thank once again for each and everyone who constantly supports and encourage me with your kind words.
Recipe adapted from Yasmeen HealthNut.
Ingredients:
1 packet katifi( available in arab or turkish grocery stores.)
Ghee or Melted butter- 100 gm
For the filling:
Riccota cheese- 1 tub
Mozarello cheese- 1 packet( which contains a small ball of cheese)
For the syrup:
Brown sugar-1 cup
Honey-1 cup
Water-11/2 cup
Lemon juice-2 tsp
Rosewater-1 tsp
For the topping:
Mixed crushed nuts like almonds, pistachios and walnuts- 100 gm
Method:
Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius. Preapare the katifi first, take a large bowl, shread the katifi separately,add the ghee to the katifi and mix well. Blend together the ricotta and mozarello in a food processor and keep it aside.
Grease a loose bottom 23 cm round cake tin. Spread half of the katifi inside the tin and press well. Bake it in the preheated oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Take it out from the oven, spread the cheese mixture evenly on top of the katifi. Spread the remaining layer of katifi on top of the cheese mixture. Add dollops of butter on top of the katifi. Bake it in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or the top layer is golden brown in colour.
Prepare the syrup by boiling the sugar, honey and water together for about 10 minutes or until it reaches syrupy consistency, leave it cool down.
Pour the syrup on top of the  baked katifi, let it soak and leave it to cool down completely. Invert the katifi on to a serving plate and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Serve it as a dessert with mint tea.
This recipe goes to the event Meeta's Monthly Mingle hosted by Erin of The Apartment Kitchen.

22 comments:

Uma said...

never heard of this..
looks yummy!
Congrats! May you have many more milestones in future :)
Cheers,

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful dessert, new to me but looks fantastic and would love to have this one..

Krishnaveni said...

new to me...looks delicious. tempt me to try

sangii said...

tempting click!luv Kunafa...looks perfect...lovely snaps 2

Nandini said...

Congrats on the 150th post! This sweet pastry is lovely! Awesome way to celebrate!

BeenaShylesh said...

wow delisious neaver heared of this....

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks gorgeous dear....divine n bfull...love the presentation

Subhashini said...

It is perfect dessert

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Congratulations Moon :) Thats a gr8 feat !!! This recipe is very new to me, it looks very yummy. I hope you post a lot more delicasies in the future.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Congratulations on ur 150th post!!!
Dessert looks very tempting dear :-)

Asha said...

Looks festive and yummy. I made "Umm Ali" dessert once, loved it so much. I like Middle eastern sweets!:)

Erin said...

Wow! That's so beautiful - thanks so much for submitting it to the Monthly Mingle - everyone will love to see this in the round up!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thankyou all friendly foodies for your sweet words, this is what makes me post more and more new recipes:-D

Peanutts said...

yumm , looks delish, not sure I can get the ingrediants though. Just saw your blog, got some nice stuff around, will stop by soon

Sayantani said...

Hi new to your page and am in love with your amazing recipes and mouth watering presentation. lovely set up you create for the dishes.
this one is very unique never heard of this but the look only confirms its finger licking taste. lovely.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow Ayeesha, this looks beautiful and delicious !!! Congrats on your 150 posts, may be see many more such beautiful posts :)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

150 வது பதிவுக்கு வாழ்த்துக்கள் தோழி!! இந்த ரெசிபி வித்தியாசமாவும் நன்றாகவும் இருக்கு...

Swathi said...

This sweet is new to me. Looks really good.

divya said...

wow.....looks awesome...pass me the whole plate...drooling over the pics.....

Priya said...

Congrats Umm, keep rocking dear..Kunafa looks very elegant and truly tempting..beautiful clicks..

Niloufer Riyaz said...

Congrats, on your 150th post. Kunafa looks perfect n mouthwatering

Reshmi Ahmed said...

oh no...we just missed this mouthwatering dessert Ayeesha :-(...inshallah next time.....

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