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Kanafeh pastry
Method

For the syrup

  • In a pot, add the sugar, water, cinnamon stick and 1 lemon cut in half. Place pot over heat.
  • When it starts to boil and the sugar melts, remove from heat and set syrup aside to cool.

For the filling

  • In a large bowl, pull apart the shredded phyllo dough to make it fluffy.
  • In a pot, add the condensed milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract and corn starch.
  • Crush the mastic and sugar with a mortar and pestle and add to pot.
  • Place pot over low heat and stir until the cream thickens.

To assemble

  • Preheat oven to 170* C (338* F) Fan.
  • Grease a 25x35 cm baking pan with butter.
  • Spread half of the shredded phyllo dough and drizzle with half of the melted butter.
  • Add all of the filling mixture over it.
  • Cover with the remaining shredded phyllo dough and drizzle with the melted butter.
  • Bake for 2 hours. One hour into baking time, flip it over so that it can bake on both sides.
  • When ready, remove from oven and immediately pour the cool syrup over the pastry and remove the pieces of lemon.
  • Serve with ground pistachio nuts and cinnamon sticks.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

262
Calories (kcal)
13 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

12.9
Total Fat (g)
18 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

7.5
Saturated Fat (g)
37 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

34.4
Total Carbs (g)
13 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

29.7
Sugars (g)
33 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

1.7
Protein (g)
3 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.33
Fibre (g)
1 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.05
Sodium (g)
1 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.