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Kunefe (Sweet Cheese Pastry) Recipe


Kunefe (Sweet Cheese Pastry) Recipe Kunefe (Sweet Cheese Pastry) Recipe Kunefe (Sweet Cheese Pastry) Recipe


  • 100 g kadaifi (shredded phyllo dough),
  • 100 g unsalted, shredded mozzeralla cheese or any other white, stringy, unsalted cheese,
  • 2 tbsps butter.

For Syrup;

  • 1,5 cups sugar,
  • 1,5 cups water,
  • 1 slice of lemon.


  1. In a medium pot, combine sugar, water and slice of lemon, put on the stove,
  2. Let it boil for 15 mins., then remove from heat,
  3. Remove the lemon slice from syrup and let it cool,
  4. Melt the butter,
  5. Place half of kadaifi in a 15 cm pan and shred with your hands,
  6. Pour half of the melted butter over,
  7. Press with your hands very hard (make all kadaifi stick together very well),
  8. Place the mozzarella cheese on top,
  9. Place the remaining kadaifi on top, shed and 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 unpside down and cook under again constantly turning the pan,
  14. Remove from heat and por syrup immediately,
  15. You can garnish with pistachios.

Bon appetit…


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