Ramadan Konafa

By on July 15, 2013
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Ramadan Konafa

The perfect dessert after a long day of fasting is the famous Konafa dish. The Egyptian recipe has been around since the Ottoman Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 80 minutes
Yield: 7 servings
Ingredients:
• 1/2 kg konafa.
• 3 tablespoons cream.
• 1 cup butter or ghee.
• 4 tablespoons corn flour.
• 4 tablespoons sugar.
• 2 cups milk.
• 1 1/2 cups sugar syrup.
• Vegetable oil.
• 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Preparation:
• In a saucepan, whisk the milk, vanilla, corn flour, and sugar on medium heat.
• Stir constantly for 10 minutes then remove and mix in the cream portion. Set aside.
• In a bowl, cut the Konafa into short pieces using sharp scissors.
• With your hands, mix the Konafa with the melted butter.
• Bring out the baking dish, and brush it with oil.
• Put half the Konafa amount in the baking dish while pressing gently to make a firm bottom layer.
• Spread the cream mix over the Konafa layer.
• Add the remaining Konafa amount on top of the cream layer and also press till firm.
• Heat the oven and bake the Konafa until surface is golden brown.
• Leave to cool before serving and turning upside down on the serving platter.
*Nuts can be sprinkled on top for added taste.

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