What is Baklava,Kunafa?Recipe Post and A Guide

Baklava is a traditional pastry known for its sweet, rich flavor and flaky texture. It consists of phyllo (or filo) dough, nuts, spices, and syrup or honey. Baklava is believed to have originated in the Ottoman Empire, and it remains one of the most popular desserts in Turkish and Middle Eastern cuisine.

If you’re looking for a delicious and exotic dessert recipe, look no further than baklava. This sweet treat is made with layers of flaky phyllo dough, chopped nuts, and a sticky syrup or honey. It’s the perfect ending to any meal!

Baklava Recipe:


-1 package of phyllo dough

-1 cup chopped nuts (almonds, pistachios, or walnuts)

-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

-1/2 cup sugar

-1/2 cup water

-1/2 cup honey

-1/4 cup butter, melted


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In a medium bowl, combine chopped nuts, cinnamon, and sugar. Set aside.

3. Unroll phyllo dough and lay out on a flat surface. Cover with a damp towel to prevent drying out.

4. Brush melted butter on one sheet of phyllo dough. Top with another sheet of dough and brush with butter again. Repeat until you have used up half of the phyllo dough.

5. Spread the nut mixture over the buttered dough. Top with another layer of phyllo dough, brushing each sheet with butter.

6. Cut into diamond or square shapes before baking.

7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

8. In a small saucepan, bring the water and honey to a boil. Remove from heat and spoon over baked baklava. Let cool before serving. Enjoy!

Other popular Middle Eastern desserts include baklava, kanufa, persian rice pudding, and qatayef. Each one is packed with flavor and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!***

Other Turkish desserts include:

– Lokma: Similar to a doughnut, lokma is made of a fried dough ball that is drenched in syrup or honey.

– Kadaif: A dessert made of shredded wheat pastry, which is then mixed with nuts and syrup.

– Sarma: Grape leaves are stuffed with a rice and currant mixture, then steamed or boiled. This is a popular vegetarian dish, as the leaves are stuffed with a rice and lentil mixture.

– Tulumba: These are fried dough balls that are dipped in syrup. They are similar to lokma, but smaller in size.

– Baklava: A traditional pastry made of phyllo dough, nuts, and syrup. It is a popular dessert in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

– Kanafeh: A cheese pastry soaked in syrup. It is popular in Levantine cuisine.

– Halva: A sweet pudding made of flour, butter, and sugar. It is popular in the Middle East and Central Asia.

– Qatayef: A sweet pancake filled with cheese or nuts and fried. It is popular in Levantine cuisine.

– Ma’amoul: A shortbread pastry filled with dates, nuts, or cheese. It is popular in Levantine and Gulf cuisine.

– Ghraybeh: A butter cookie that is popular in the Middle East.

– Qorma: A stew made of meat, vegetables, and spices. It is popular in Central Asian cuisine.

– Samosa: A fried pastry filled with a savory filling, such as potatoes, peas, or meat. It is popular in South Asian cuisine.

Kunafa is a type of pastry made from cheese and dough. It is popular in Levantine cuisine.

To make kunafa, you will need:

– 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

– 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese

– 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

– 2 tablespoons of milk

– 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder

– 1/4 teaspoon of salt

– 1 (15 oz) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

– 2 tablespoons of olive oil

– 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley

– 1 tablespoon of chopped mint leaves

– 1 tablespoon of sugar

– 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

– 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

For the syrup:

– 2 cups of sugar

– 1 cup of water

– 1 lemon, juiced


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. In a bowl, mix together mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, all-purpose flour, milk, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a food processor or blender, puree chickpeas until they form a paste.

4. In a skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add pureed chickpeas, parsley, mint leaves, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool.

5. To make the syrup, in a saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar and water to a boil. Add lemon juice and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

6. To assemble the kunafa, spread cheese mixture over a 12-inch round plate or platter. Top with chickpea mixture.

7. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle with syrup. Let cool before serving.

knafeh middle eastern sweet recipe:


-1 lb. of unripened cheese (akawwi or nabulsi)

-1 package of phyllo dough

-1 cup of chopped nuts (walnuts or pistachios)

-Simple syrup


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In a baking dish, layer the cheese and phyllo dough, repeating until all ingredients are used up.

3. Press the nuts into the top layer of dough.

4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

5. Remove from oven and immediately spoon simple syrup over the kaunafa. Allow to cool and enjoy!

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