Turkish Kunefe

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Turkish Kunefe
Image: Kremena Ivanova
08/09/2021
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Preparation
20 min.
Cooking
30 min.
Тotal
50 min.
Servings
4
"Do not miss out on one of the emblematic for theTurkish cuisine desserts - kunefe"

Ingredients

  • sugar - 1 lb (450 g)
  • water - 12 fl oz (350 ml)
  • lemon juice - 3 tbsp.
  • raw kadaif - 14 oz (400 g)
  • mozzarella cheese - 14 oz (400 g)
  • butter - 7 oz (200 g)
  • pistachios - crushed for sprinkling
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How to cook

Boil the sugar and water until they turn into a syrup.

Add the lemon juice and remove it from the heat. Allow it to cool.

The kadaif is divided into strands and the cheese is shredded.

Melt the butter in a small baking pan, add half of the kadaif, distribute the cheese and cover it with the remaining kadaif.

Bake the Turkish dessert for about 30 minutes at 340°F (170 degrees) until it aquires a golden brown color.

Take it out and pour the cold syrup over it.

Cover it for a few minutes and sprinkle it with crushed pistachios.

The Turkish kadaif dessert is served hot, so that the cheese is stringy.

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