24 September 2018

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Hello Everyone!

Knafeh is a very delicious Turkish dessert which is especially famous in Hatay region. It’s made with kataifi and cheese with a beautiful consistent syrup. You may be suspicious from a dessert made with cheese or you already ate Knafeh before and you know very well how beautiful it is. You can make your Knafeh easily at home. Just try it and you will love love love!

Knafeh - Kunefe Recipe

Knafeh – Kunefe Recipe

Knafeh - Turkish Kunefe

Try this delicious traditional turkish dessert recipe Knafeh
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mediterranean, Turkish
Calories 540 kcal


For the knafeh:

  • 250 gr. (1/2 lb.) kataifi
  • 150 gr. (5,3 oz.) butter
  • 1 tbsp. Grape molasses
  • 250 gr. (1/2 lb.) mozzarella cheese, grated

For the syrup:

  • 2 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cup water
  • 4-5 drop fresh lemon juice


  • First of all start making your syrup. You need to use cold syrup and hot knafeh so your dessert can absorb the syrup.
  • Add your 2 1/2 cup sugar, 3 cup water in a pot. Dissolve the sugar in water and boil your syrup mixture.
  • Add 4-5 drops of fresh lemon juice when it’s boiled and leave it to cool down.
  • Put aside 50 gr. (1,8 oz.) of your butter, slice them in cubes and wait until it gets to room temperature.
  • Add 1 tbsp. Grape molasses to your room temperature butter and stir very well until it combines.
  • Pull to shreds your 250 gr. (1/2 lb.) kataifi and slice as 1 cm. (1/2 inches) width.
  • Melt your leftover 100 gr. (3,5 oz.) butter pour it on your kataifi and stir very well until it combines.
  • Take a thick glass circle baking dish resistant to fire and spread butter + grape molasses mixture everywhere.
  • Pour half of your kataifi on your baking dish and compress it very well with a bottom of a glass.
  • Spread your 250 gr. (1/2 lb.) grated mozzarella cheese.
  • Pour the rest kataifi on your cheese and compress it again.
  • Take your glass baking dish on a stove with a low heat.
  • Cook bottom side for about 6-7 minutes, turn it over and cook also other side for 6-7 minutes.
  • Turn of your stove, pour cold syrup on your hot dessert and your knafeh is ready.
  • Serve it hot.
Keyword Knafeh

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    Wilburn Mackall 9 December 2019 00:36 Reply

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