Kunafa / Kunafa With Cream And Cheese

               For this month’s Muslim Food Blogger’s Challenge , I have chosen the theme ” Arabic Sweets“, which I missed last year December.. I chose the Arabic dessert Kunafa , made with shredded kunafa/ kataifi dough, cream and cheese and soaked in sugar syrup…


300 Kunafa dough / Kataifi dough
4-5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 cup milk
1 tbsp cornflour
1/2 cup cream
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

For Sugar Syrup:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp pistachios, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius. Grease a round baking tin with little butter and keep it ready.
  2. Shred the Kunafa dough with your hands. Add melted butter little by little to this until the whole dough is well combined with butter. 
  3. In a pan, add the milk, corn flour and cream and heat it on low-medium flame,stirring continuously until it becomes smooth and thick paste. Remove it from the flame and keep it aside.
  4. Then layer half of the Kunafa dough in the greased baking tin and spread all over including the sides of the tin and press lightly with your hands.
  5. Pour the prepared milk -cream mixture over the kunafa base and spread evenly. Then top it with  mozzarella cheese.
  6. Cover it with the remaining Kunafa dough and again press lightly to set it evenly. 
  7. Bake it in the preheated oven for about 30-45 minutes, or till the top portion turns golden colour.
  8. To prepare the sugar syrup, bring to boil water and sugar in a sauce pan. When it starts to boil, add lemon juice and heat it at low-medium flame for another 6-8 minutes. 
  9. Pour the prepared sugar syrup all over the baked Kunafa and leave it for about 10 minutes.

10. Using a sharp knife loosen the kunafa around the sides of the pan and invert to a serving plate and garnish with chopped pistachios. Cut it to desired shape and serve…

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