Vermicelli kunafa

Vermicelli kunafa | Shutterstock

Kunafa is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert with a creamy texture with a crunchy crust. Here's a recipe of kunafa made with vermicelli.

1 cup roasted vermicelli
1 tbsp butter
2 tsp condensed milk
2 ½ tbsp milk
1 tbsp cream cheese
1 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tbsp grated cheese

Mix the butter and vermicelli well in a bowl
Set this mixture in a kunafa mould
In a thick bottomed vessel heat the all purpose flour, milk and condensed milk
Make sure that lumps are not formed
Allow this mixture to thicken up
Add the cream cheese and mix well to make the filling
Pipe this cream cheese filling on top of the vermicelli set in the mould
Cover the filling with more vermicelli mix
Add salt into a thick bottomed vessel and pre heat for 10 minutes
Insert the kunafa mould and bake for 15 minutes on medium flame
Prepare sugar syrup by boiling water and sugar
Add rose water too
Take out the baked kunafa from the mould
Pour this sugar syrup on top of the kunafa when it is still hot.

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