3 Ingredient Cheese Kunafa

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Have a go at this cheesy kunafa recipe that is so easy, that it uses only 3 ingredients! In other words, even your kids can help! For big kids: have them measure out the ingredients. For little kids: they can help add the shredded cheese to the dish.


500 gm Kataifi pastry dough shredded

300 gm mozzarella cheese shredded

1 cup sugar syrup

Rose water (optional)

--STEP 1--

To make your sugar syrup, add 1 cup sugar to 1 1/2 cup of water in a pan under medium heat. Let it simmer and keep stirring occasionally until the sugar completely dissolves. This should take you roughly 5 minutes. Add a teaspoon of rose water if you're using it

--STEP 2--

Prep your shredded mozzarella with about 2 tbsp of sugar and let sit for a while till you finish the next step

--STEP 3--

Next comes your pastry dough which is usually frozen. Shred it with your hands or in a food processor once room temperature till it's thin. Coat the dough with 1 cup of ghee and mix

--STEP 4--

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius

--STEP 5--

To line your baking container, first, coat it with ghee and then add half of the dough into the container and let sit tightly

--STEP 6--

Try lining the sides of the container with the dough so that it is able to hold the cheese

--STEP 7--

Add your shredded cheese and make sure to cover the whole container evenly

--STEP 8--

Last comes the other half of your dough to cover up the kunafa

--STEP 9--

Bake in the oven for about 40-45 minutes until the surface is golden brown

--STEP 10--

Let sit outside for 15 minutes till it cools a bit and then run a knife along the sides to make sure the kunafa isn't sticking

--STEP 11--

Now, flip your kunafa onto a serving dish and drizzle with your preferred amount of sugar syrup

--STEP 12--

Garnish with pistachio (optional)

Image credit and recipe: www.hungryoungwoman.com


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