This is one of the most delicious desserts. It’s made with Kataifi dough that is filled with different ingredients such as pistachio, walnuts, mascarpone cheese or cream and soaked in honey-sugar syrup.It’s surprisingly easy to make. Just fill it, roll it up and bake it 🙂
400g kataifi philo
250g melted butter
Ingredients for filling
2 ½ cups chopped pistachio or walnuts
¼ tsp cardamom
¼ tsp clove powder
½ tsp cinnamon powder
Ingredients for syrup
1 cup water
¾ cup sugar
1/3 cup honey-sugar
1tbsp lemon juice
1 ½ tbsp orange blossom or rose water
Preheat the oven to 180C degree.
Mix all ingredients for filling together and set aside.
For Syrup, bring to a boil the water, add all ingredients except orange blossom. Reduce the heat and let to simmer for 10 minutes. Then add orange blossom or rose water and cook for 2 minutes more.
Remove from the heat and set aside.
Defrost kataifi dough by leaving it in the room temperature.
Take some of philo and spread out. Place of filling on the philo and roll it up. Place it in the baking tray.
Or butter inside the cup cakes. T ake some of kataifi philo and place inside the cup cake mould. Fill it with nuts, and cover the nuts with some more philo ( as you see in the photos).
Pour melted butter on top of rolled kataifi and place the baking tray in the oven, bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and pour cold syrup over hot kataifi. Spread some nuts top of the kataifi.
Allow to set for an hour and serve it.