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My Famous Cheese Knafeh!

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Date: 09/07/2009

My Famous Cheese Knafeh! recipe

Preparation Time: 45 min
Cooking Time: 45 min
Number of servings: 10

A warm two-layer dessert made of semolina dough and unsalted cheese, baked and served with sugar syrup. Perfect for a brunch!

ingredients

500 g knafeh dough, or mafroukeh
500 g akkawi cheese, if available, or any other unsalted white cheese like mozzarella
1/2 cup fine semolina, ferkha flour
200 g butter
For the Sugar syrup:
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon rose water
1 teaspoon orange blossom water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1.1 lb knafeh dough, or mafroukeh
1.1 lb akkawi cheese, if available, or any other unsalted white cheese like mozzarella
1/2 cup fine semolina, ferkha flour
0.44 lb butter
For the Sugar syrup:
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon rose water
1 teaspoon orange blossom water
1 teaspoon lemon juice

cooking method
 

1. To get a completely unsalted cheese, soak in water for 24 hr. Make sure to change the water 4 to 5 times.

2. To prepare the sugar syrup: put the sugar and water in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Leave to boil then add the lemon juice and keep on medium heat for 10 min until the syrup thickens. Add the orange blossom water and rose water. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl.

3. Spread the knafeh dough in a 35 cm diameter baking pan forming a layer of around 1.5 cm in thickness. Bake the dough in the oven at medium heat, until the bottom and the side of the dough turn golden in color.

4. Cut the cheese in small cubes and place them in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the water oozes out. Discard the water.

5. Add in the fine semolina and ½ cup of the syrup and mix. When the cheese mixture starts boiling, remove from heat and pour over the baked knafeh dough.

6. Place a large serving tray over the knafeh pan and turn the pan upside down. Let the knafeh drop on the serving tray while slowly removing the pan.

7. Cut the knafeh into square pieces and serve warm with sugar syrup.

Reviewed by: Nancy :)
Date 11/01/2010 10:20:23
Once mom tried to prepare knafeh and it was a funny experience ,, I will make sure that she try this recipe and surely it's gonna be a real knafeh .. :))))
 
 
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Number of servings: 10
 
Amount per serving
 
Calories: 730
 
Total fat (g): 37
 
Saturated fat (g): 22
 
Cholesterol (mg): 92
 
Carbohydrates (g): 86
 
Protein (g): 15
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