Künefe (Turkey)

Künefe (Turkey)

 

ingredients

  • Syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Kunefe Kadayif:
  • 150g shredded kadayif dough
  • 100g butter
  • 1 tbsp extra butter to brush the pan
  • 100g unsalted melting cheese, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground pistachio for topping

 

instructions

  1. Start with preparing the syrup. Pour water and sugar in a pot and bring it to boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for about 30 minutes until it gets a little thicker. Let it cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 190C.
  4. Cut shredded kadayif dough into small pieces. You can do it in a food processor too.
  5. Melt butter and combine kadayif shreds with butter very well.
  6. Brush the bottom of a 9 inch pan with 1tbsp butter.
  7. Spread half of the shreds in the pan evenly.
  8. Toss over chopped cheese evenly.
  9. Finish it by spreading the remaining kadayif shreds on cheese and press on them with your palm.
  10. Bake it for about 40 minutes, until golden.
  11. Pour lukewarm syrup over it as soon as you take it out of oven.
  12. Let it absorb the syrup and serve immeidately while it’s still hot with ground pistachio on the top.