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Knafeh, kunafeh, konafa, all different ways of pronouncing one of the most popular desserts in the Middle East. Each country or region will have its own variation of fillings and flavours. The Levant is mostly known for their cheesy knafeh, crunchy shredded filo pastry filled with a mild cheese – usually akawi – and once cooked, it is drenched in the sweetest sugar syrup that’s lightly flavoured with rose or orange blossom water. Egyptians however fill their knafeh with a rich cream and don’t tend to infuse their sugar syrup or filling with any other flavour. We used a 13.5 inch round shallow baking tray but it can easily be halved if you plan to use a smaller tray.
- Serves Twenty