Kanafeh or Cheese Pastry Soaked in Sugar Syrup


Kanafeh or Cheese Pastry Soaked in Sugar Syrup

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CourseBreakfast, General
CuisineLebanese Recipes
Servings3 People


--For the Sweet Knafeh Cake :

  • 1/2 can of condensed milk (of 400 gm)
  • unsalted, butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups cream
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 2 lbs (900 gr) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup syrup
  • 2/3 cup pistachios, roasted, chopped.

--For Syrup :

  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cup ssugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice,
  • 1 tbsp orange zest, for aroma.


--For Knafeh

  • Combine the milk, sugar, cream,rosewater and corn starch in a bowl.
  • Pour this mixture in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and stir the mixture continuously until it becomes thick.
  • Remove it from heat and let it stand to cool. Transfer this mixture with the cheese into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Loosen the kadaifi noodles with your hands, add melted butter and combine well ..Spread a layer of buttered kadaifi on a baking dish, completely covering the base of the dish.
  • Spread the cheese mixture over the kadaifi noodles. Spread another layer of kadaifi over the mixture. Press it gently with
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree Fahrenheit. Bake it for 30 minutes or until top turns golden
  • Garnish with pistachios and serve with syrup.

--For Syrup

  • Add all the ingredients for syrup in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  • When it gets thick enough, remove it from .
  • Let it stand to cool and then pour on knafeh while serving.
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