Do not let the appearance scare you away . I promise it is easy to make and tastes fantastic.
This wonderful good cake , originated from the 1200s. Original country, it is not known with certainty, but the area Palestine, Syria , Turkey is closest at hand , but you can find it in the entire Middle East , North Africa and Greece. The pronunciation and the recipes vary enormously but the joint is the hairy dough that can be bought ready .
You will love this hairy cake for sure 🙂 As my kids named it the first time they eat it. 🙂
1 package Kanafa dough
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups water
1 tablespoon rose water
1 1/2 cups cream
1 1/4 cups milk
3 tbsp corn flour
1 package of cream cheese
Chopped nuts for decoration
Boil until the syrup until it becomes thick. Melt butter and spread it into the dough . Add half of the dough in a mold. Cook the filling until it is thickened. Bake half the dough 200 degrees C until it got light color. Add the filling. And the last of Kanafa dough. Bake until nicely browned , about 20 minutes . Then turn the syrup over the cake .]
7 Comments Add yours
Hi, thanks for finding and following my Spanish blog. I think I’m going to enjoy your recipes, love the Middle Eastern influence. SD
I love Spanish food as well and there will be some from there as well. 🙂 I will take you on a journey around the world with food. Enjoy
Wonderful blog site — thank you. The Kanafa cheesecake sounds intriguing, but I’m not much of a cook myself. Are there restaurants where I could get that kind of cheesecake?
Great post. Are there restaurants that would serve this Kanafa cheesecake?
(Apologies if this comment is duplicate — I got an error the first time.)
Thanks 🙂 Yes its a great cheesecake and Im sure you will like it a lot. 🙂 You will find it in Middleeast resturants/cafés. They are the best once ever 🙂
Nowhere to buy this in Wenatchee. I’ll have to look in Seattle or online for the dough.
Please do. 🙂 Try any middleeast/arab food shops Im pretty sure almost everyone has it. 🙂