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Kunefe (Sweet Cheese Pastry) Recipe


Kunefe (Sweet Cheese Pastry) Recipe

Kunefe (Sweet Cheese Pastry) Recipe


  • 150 g kadayıf,
  • 125 g unsalted, shredded mozzarella cheese or any other white, stringy, unsalted cheese,
  • 3 heaping spoons butter.

For Syrup;

  • 1 cup sugar,
  • 1 cup water,
  • A few drops of lemon juice.


  1. In a medium pot, combine sugar, water and lemon juice, put on the stove,
  2. Let it boil for 15 mins., then remove from heat and let it cool,
  3. Melt the butter,
  4. Chop the kataifi,
  5. Place half of kataifi in a 15 cm pan and press hard with your hands,
  6. Pour half of the melted butter over,
  7. Press with your hands very hard (make all kataifi stick together very well),
  8. Place sliced mozzarella cheese on top,
  9. Place the remaining kataifi on top, add butter,
  10. Press again with your hands,
  11. Put on the stove in low heat,
  12. Cook until the bottom turns golden, constantly turning the pan,
  13. Then turn the kunefe upside down and cook under again constantly turning the pan,
  14. Remove from heat and pour syrup immediately,
  15. You can garnish with ground pistachios,
  16. Serve immediately.

Bon appetit…



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