Künefe is a cheese pastry based turkish dessert which is soaked in sweet sugar-based syrup. It is typical of the regions belonging to the former Ottoman Empire and there are widespread variations of it with different names depending on where you go

The Turkish variant of the pastry kanafeh is called künefe, . and the bunch of wirey shreds that it is based on is called kadayıf. A semi-soft cheese such as mozzarella is used in the filling. In making the künefe, the kadayıf is not rolled around the cheese; instead, cheese is put in between two layers of wire kadayıf. This is cooked in small copper plates, and then served very hot, in syrup, with clotted cream (kaymak), and pistachios or walnuts.

Anyway, getting more to the point, it is delicious!


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