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Kunafa Recipe-Knafeh Recipe with Kataifi

Kunafa is a traditional recipe using shredded Konafa/Kataifi pastry, baked to deep golden buttery perfection and filled with creamy milk pudding and topped with condensed milk
Course Dessert
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Author Fa


  • 1 packet Kataifi/Konafa Dough
  • 1 cup butter
  • 7 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 cups fresh cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 1 tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • Make a sugar syrup by boiling water and sugar. When the sugar has dissolved, boil for 3 to 4 minutes and switch off the flame and set aside this sugar syrup.
  • In a sauce pan, add the cream, milk, 3 tbsp powdered sugar and corn flour. Whisk well to avoid forming any lumps.
  • Bring it to a boil and reduce the flame and cook for another five minutes till it becomes thick stirring continuously. Remove from flame and set this aside
  • Now work on the kataifi / konafa dough.
  • In a large bowl, loosen the kataifi.
  • Melt the butter and add this to the kataifi / konafa dough slowly while breaking and separating the strands. Spread the remaining 4 tbsp powdered sugar over the kataifi / konafa and mix thoroughly.
  • Place half of the kataifi / konafa in a oven tray and press it firmly.
  • Pour and evenly spread the cream over it.
  • Now place the remaining kataifi and gently press down and flatten it.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes at 180 C.
  • Now pour the sweetened condensed milk on top it.
  • Pour the sugar syrup over the kunafa after adding the condensed milk)
  • Cut into your desired shape and serve.