Mini Kunafa with Cream


      A famous arabic dessert -Kunafa, made of shreded Phyllo dough, can be made in a handy alluminium cups, so convinient for a large party or gathering. The cream cheese feeling is very simple in this recipe.

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  • 500 g kunafa dough
  • 150 g melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp orange or red food coloring
  • 2 small packs thick cream (qeimar)
  • grated mozzarella (optional)
  • ground pistashious
  • for sugar syrup: 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp rose water
  1. Prepare sugar syrup by boiling water with sugar and lemon for 15 min. Take out from heat and mix with rose water.
  2. Prepare the kunafa: Break kunafa dough using processor or sizars. 
  3. Melt butter in microwave and mix well with food coloring.
  4. Pour butter into kunafa dough and mix with hand for around 10 min.
  5. In alluminium cups lay a portion of kunafa dough around 1 1/2 tbsp, pressing with fingers to the bottom and sides of the cup.
  6. Top the kunafa with a cream directly from the packet flatten with spoon and sprinkle with Mozarella cheese.
  7. Cover with one more tbsp of kunafa dough, pressing well on top.img_1058
  8. Place cups on a tray and bake in preheated oven using upper heat at the end until its crispy and browned.
  9. Pour cold sugar syrup over hot kunafa cups and garnish with pistashious.

Let the Kunafa rest in the room tempreture for a while and serve!

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You can also flip it to the serving plates or paper molds.FullSizeRender (10)FullSizeRender (12).jpgFullSizeRender (11)


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