Classic Soft Kunafa Recipe

From Nestlé® you will need

Nestlé® Cream 170g

Nestlé® Cream 170g

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Nestle--Sweetened--397g

Nestlé® Sweetened Condensed Milk 397g

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From the kitchen you will need

  • For the kunafa dough:
  • Nestle® Sweetened Condensed Milk 397g 1 tin
  • Flour 1 ½ cups
  • Semolina (fine) 1 ½ cups
  • Ghee ¾ cup
  • Orange Blossom Water 1 tablespoon
  • For the filling:
  • Nestlé® Cream 170g 1 tin
  • Milk 1 cup
  • Corn Flour ½ cups
  • Sugar 1 tablespoon
  • Milk (for dissolving corn flour) 2 ½ tablespoons
  • Mozzarella Cheese (grated) 1 (200g) cup
  • For the syrup:
  • Sugar 2 cups
  • Water 2 cups
  • Lemon Juice 1 teaspoon
  • Rose Water 1 tablespoon

Step by Step

Step
1

tep1
  • To prepare the kunafa dough, mix in a bowl plain flour, semolina and ghee (reserve 2 tablespoons of ghee) then add Nestlé® Sweetened Condensed Milk and orange blossom water and mix well.
  • Pour this dough in an oven tray until it is 4 cm thick and put in a 150°C preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the dough is dry (stir the dough with a spoon every 5-6 minutes).
  • Remove the dough from the oven and set aside to cool to a room temperature.

Step
2

step2
  • Blend the dough in a blender until its smooth then sift using a rough sieve.
  • Grease with the remaining ghee a 30cm round oven non-stick shallow tray.
  • Sprinkle the mixture over and press well to flatten evenly all over the tray.
  • Bake in a 200°C preheated oven for 20 minutes while turning the tray from time to time until all sides become golden brown in color. Remove and set aside.

Step
3

step3
  • To prepare the cream filling, combine milk and Nestlé® Cream in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Keep on medium heat.
  • Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Dissolve corn flour in 2 ½ tablespoons of milk and add to milk mixture.
  • Add mozzarella, stir and simmer for another 5 minutes until well combined.
  • Remove from heat and pour over cooled dough. Let it cool and flip.

Step
4

step4
  • To prepare the sugar syrup, add sugar and water to a saucepan. Bring to boil and simmer for 6-8 minutes
  • Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and rosewater.
  • Pour sugar syrup over flipped kunafa and garnish with crushed pistachio (or edible rose petals). Serve warm.

From Nestlé® you will need

Nestlé® Cream 170g

Nestlé® Cream 170g

Buy Now
Nestle--Sweetened--397g

Nestlé® Sweetened Condensed Milk 397g

Buy Now

From the kitchen you will need

  • For the kunafa dough:
  • Nestle® Sweetened Condensed Milk 397g 1 tin
  • Flour 1 ½ cups
  • Semolina (fine) 1 ½ cups
  • Ghee ¾ cup
  • Orange Blossom Water 1 tablespoon
  • For the filling:
  • Nestlé® Cream 170g 1 tin
  • Milk 1 cup
  • Corn Flour ½ cups
  • Sugar 1 tablespoon
  • Milk (for dissolving corn flour) 2 ½ tablespoons
  • Mozzarella Cheese (grated) 1 (200g) cup
  • For the syrup:
  • Sugar 2 cups
  • Water 2 cups
  • Lemon Juice 1 teaspoon
  • Rose Water 1 tablespoon

Step by Step

Step
1

tep1
  • To prepare the kunafa dough, mix in a bowl plain flour, semolina and ghee (reserve 2 tablespoons of ghee) then add Nestlé® Sweetened Condensed Milk and orange blossom water and mix well.
  • Pour this dough in an oven tray until it is 4 cm thick and put in a 150°C preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the dough is dry (stir the dough with a spoon every 5-6 minutes).
  • Remove the dough from the oven and set aside to cool to a room temperature.

Step
2

step2
  • Blend the dough in a blender until its smooth then sift using a rough sieve.
  • Grease with the remaining ghee a 30cm round oven non-stick shallow tray.
  • Sprinkle the mixture over and press well to flatten evenly all over the tray.
  • Bake in a 200°C preheated oven for 20 minutes while turning the tray from time to time until all sides become golden brown in color. Remove and set aside.

Step
3

step3
  • To prepare the cream filling, combine milk and Nestlé® Cream in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Keep on medium heat.
  • Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Dissolve corn flour in 2 ½ tablespoons of milk and add to milk mixture.
  • Add mozzarella, stir and simmer for another 5 minutes until well combined.
  • Remove from heat and pour over cooled dough. Let it cool and flip.

Step
4

step4
  • To prepare the sugar syrup, add sugar and water to a saucepan. Bring to boil and simmer for 6-8 minutes
  • Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and rosewater.
  • Pour sugar syrup over flipped kunafa and garnish with crushed pistachio (or edible rose petals). Serve warm.

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