Kuneffa Recipe October 12 2014


  • 250 kg katafi (shredded pastry)
  • 3 tblsp rice bran oil
  • 500g sweet cheese, shredded
  • 1L of milk
  • 5 tblsp of fine semolina
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • Orange blossom syrup
  • ground pistachio (to serve)


  1. Add the oil to the katafi and mix well.
  2. Place in a warm oven until dry.
  3. Spread half the katafi on the base of a well greased tray leave the other half aside for later.
  4. Evenly spread the cheese on top of the katafi.
  5. In a saucepan, warm up the milk.
  6. Once warm add the sugar and gradually add the semolina, consistently stirring until the mixture thickens.
  7. Carefully pour mixture over the cheese and cover with the other half of katafi.
  8. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 30 mins or untill golden brown.
  9. Serve with orange blossom syrup and sprinkle of pistachio.