Cheesy, sweet and crunchy
It’s rich, creamy, sweet and cheesy with a crunchy topping. If you haven’t tried it, it is unlike anything you have tasted before.
Kanafah (Arabic: كنافة ) kunāfah, also spelled kunafeh or kunafah is a Middle Eastern cheese pastry soaked in sweet, sugar-based syrup. It is also a specialty of the Levant and is particularly popular with Palestinians.
This traditional Middle Eastern dessert can either be made with thin noodle-like pastry, or fine semolina dough, soaked in syrup. It is typically layered with cheese, or with other ingredients such as cream or nuts, depending on the region.
Iconic Palestinian dessert
One of the most well-known preparations of kanafeh is knafeh nabulsiyeh, which originated in the Palestinian city of Nablus, where it is an iconic Palestinian dessert.
Knafeh nabilsiyeh uses a white-brine cheese called Nabulsi. It is prepared in a large round shallow dish, the pastry is colored with orange food coloring, and often topped with crushed pistachio nuts.
Watch this video about two ways of making this delicious sweet.
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