How does Kunafa taste

Kunafa an oriental sweet

Kunafa is an oriental specialty that we discovered in Egypt. It probably originated in the Palistine city of Nablus and is now widespread in the Arab world. In addition, if you are to believe Wikipedia, there are four different versions. I tried one of them, called "khishneh". The essential feature here are the fine threads on the dessert.

Kunafa is incredibly tasty, but also very high in calories

With so much sweetness it is of course inevitable that the kunafa has an incredible number of calories. Of course, this also applies to this vegan variant. That is why it is a treat for us that we only treat ourselves to on very special occasions, e.g. at Christmas time. I've read that, for example, in Egypt, during Ramadan, they are offered on every street corner and in this case it of course makes sense that they are very high in calories.

Time expenditure and recipe information

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Preparation time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Working time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Dish: desserts, sweets
Time required: time consuming
Properties: lactose-free, soy-free

Our video about the recipe

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Servings: 10 people

How to do it

Tips and Tricks

The Kunafa will keep covered for about 3 days at room temperature. You can also vacuum and freeze them. If you don't have a vacuum sealer, you should get the air out of the freezer bag as best you can.


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