Thursday, April 29, 2021

Kunafa with Homemade Kunafa Dough

Kunafa is a world famous Arabian dessert.  Kunafa, which is only available in Arabic bakeries, can be easily prepared with homemade ingredients.

 Ingredients needed to make kunafa pastry
  • 1 cup Maida
  • 1/2 cup Cornflour
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 tbsp Refined oil
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
Ingredients needed to make sugar syrup
  • 1 cup  Sugar 
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 Ingredients needed to prepare the cream filling
  • 1 cup  Milk 
  • 200 ml Cream
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese - half a cup

 How to prepare

  • Blend the flour, cornflour, salt, sugar, refined oil and water well in a mixer.  Fill this dough in a plastic cover or icing bag.  Heat a nonstick dosa pan.  Cut one end of the cover slightly and pour the batter in thin strips.  Let it cook for few seconds.Repeatthe process with the remaining batter.
  • Boil sugar, water, vanilla essence and lemon juice in another pan.  When the sugar is well dissolved, turn off the heat and set aside.
  • To prepare the cream filling, mix the milk, cornflour, sugar and vanilla essence well in a saucepan and simmer over low heat until thickened.
  • Pour half a cup of melted butter into the prepared pastry and mix well.
  • Brush some butter on a steel plate or cake mold and transfer half of the dough to the tray and press firmly . Arrange the cream filling on top of this.  Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and arrange the remaining pastry on top.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 45 minutes. 
  • Remove kunafa from the oven and pour half of the prepared sugar syrup over the top.
  • When the sugar syrup is well absorbed, transfer to another plate and pour  the rest of the sugar syrup.
  • Sprinkle nuts on top and cut into desired shape

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