Knafeh (or Kunafa) is a delicious Palestinian dessert with layered crispy pastry and sweet cheese soaked in syrup, and is believed to have originated centuries ago in Nablus, a city in Palestine, where it was made using local Nabulsi cheese. It is crunchy on the outside, cheesy and gooey on the inside, and overall just delicious!

There are two popular types of Knafeh: Na’ameh, which is made with ground semolina dough called farkeh, and Khishneh, which is made with shredded phyllo dough called kataifi.

Although traditionally Knafeh is made on the stove in special silver plates, which is difficult for most people. Therefore, this recipe will rely on the oven and baking instead.

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  1. Stasiek says:

    Thank you for this brilliant website that gives a beautiful insight into Palestinian culture.


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