Kanafeh (Middle Eastern Cheese and Phyllo Dessert)

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik]

Crunchy shredded phyllo encases stretchy, gooey cheese in this traditional Middle Eastern dessert that’s all about contrast. After baking up golden and crisp, the pastry is drenched in a floral rose and orange blossom syrup, which plays off the salty cheese and nutty pistachios, so it never gets too cloying. Don’t worry if you can’t find the traditional nabulsi or akkawi cheeses; stretchy mozzarella or cheese curds are a great substitute.

Published at Tue, 10 Jul 2018 10:25:43 +0000