Kunafa is a popular Middle Eastern dessert (Kunafa dough ) that is made of shredded phyllo dough, cheese, and sugar syrup. One of the essential elements in making a delicious Kunafa is to have perfect strands of dough.

These strands should be thin, crispy, and perfectly golden.  we will go through some steps that can help you get the perfect strands of Kunafa dough to make fancy sweets.

Kunafa dough

Steps to prepare the special Kunafa dough:

Preparing Kunafa dough requires simple raw materials and good experience

1- Choose the right flour to prepare kunafa dough:

The first step in making perfect kunafa dough is to choose the right type of flour. The flour should be of high quality. It is essential to make a good sticky dough, as the incoherent and sticky dough can be dry and difficult to handle. You can ask a specialist to choose the right flour.

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2-Amount and ingredients of other dough for Kunafa dough:

Such as water, salt, sugar, and other additives that contribute to the strength of the kunafa dough thread and help in the process of preserving it, in addition to its easy-forming ability to make various sweets such as Nabulsi kunafa and Turkish and Arabic baklava, with different types of rolled baklava or ready-made and easy-to-wrinkle kunafa.

3- The method of kneading and breaks during the preparation of Kunafa dough:

The quality of the threads formed from the kunafa dough depends on the extent of the professional preparation and the accompanying additions, in addition to the resting period and the mechanisms used until the dough reaches the molding machine and forms the threads in order to be ready for use.

For more details, you can contact NanoPro Consulting in Food Processing

Preserving Kunafa Threads and Shelf Life:

It is usually kept refrigerated and the shelf life depends on the ingredients and packaging method, Freeze for longer shelf life: If you want to extend the shelf life of kunafa even further, you can freeze it. To freeze kunafa, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container and store it in the freezer. When you are ready to eat it, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and reheat it in the oven or microwave.

Kunafa stuffed with cheese, quick to prepare Preparing Kunafa dough

Kunafa stuffed with cheese is a delicious dessert that is popular in many Middle Eastern countries. It consists of a layer of crispy, a shredded pastry called kunafa, which is filled with sweet, gooey cheese and soaked in syrup.

Here’s a quick recipe for kunafa stuffed with cheese that you can prepare at home:

Kunafa stuffed with cheese


  • 1 package of kunafa pastry (shredded phyllo dough)
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 pound of sweet cheese (such as akawieh or ricotta)
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of rose water
  • 1/2 cup of simple syrup (made by boiling equal parts of water and sugar until sugar dissolves)
  • Crushed pistachios for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix the sweet cheese, sugar, and rose water until well combined.
  3. Grease a 9-inch round baking dish with butter.
  4. Take the kunafa pastry out of the package and separate it into small, thin strands.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the kunafa pastry with the melted butter until the pastry is well coated with butter.
  6. Take half of the kunafa pastry and spread it evenly on the bottom of the greased baking dish, pressing down lightly.
  7. Add the cheese mixture on top of the kunafa pastry layer and spread it evenly.
  8. Cover the cheese mixture with the remaining kunafa pastry, pressing down lightly.
  9. Bake the kunafa stuffed with cheese in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and crispy.
  10. Remove the kunafa from the oven and pour the simple syrup over it, making sure to cover the entire surface.
  11. Let the kunafa cool for a few minutes before cutting it into small squares.
  12. Garnish with crushed pistachios and serve warm.

Enjoy your delicious and quick-to-prepare kunafa stuffed with cheese!

For more details about establishing a quick-cooking kunafa production line, let the experts of NanoPro for food processing consultancy be part of your team.

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