Cheese Kunafa

This recipe call for half the traditional Akawi cheese mixed with Arla pro Mozzarella for a stretchy constancy that will impress your guests

Cheese Kunafa
  • Soak the Akawi in cold water to remove the salt, drain then mix with the Arla Pro Mozzarella.
  • Using medium heat, boil the sugar, water and lemon juice for 10 minutes. Add the rose water after turning off the heat. Let it cool down completely.
  • Butter the bottom and the sides of a 25 cm round pan with 1 tablespoon melted Lurpak butter.
  • Soak Kataifi pastry, milk and lukewarm butter. Make sure that there are no lumps and that the kataifi is fluffy, when soft remove from the liquid.
  • Place ⅔ of the kataifi in the pan. Press down and along the sides of the pan.
  • Place all of the cheese. Level and press down.
  • Cover with the remaining ⅓ of the kataifi. Press down.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 177°C for 40 minutes. Let the kunafa cool down for 10 minutes before inverting it into a large platter or cake stand.
  • Decorate with ground pistachio. You can pour the cool syrup over the entire kunafa or pour on individual servings.