Gaia's Knafe (Dessert)

For 4-6s people


  • 1 package of Kadaif noodles (available in the Turkish market)

  • 2 pack of round ball mozzarella cheese

  • 1 pack of butter

  • A handful of roasted pistachios

For the sweet sauce:

  • 2 cup of cold water

  • 2 tbs of Agava or 1 cup of sugar

  • 1 tbs of rose water


  • Boil all the sweet sauce ingredients in a pot, then cook them for additional 10 minutes on a small heat. Turn the heat off and let it cool naturally.

  • Separate a bit, by hand, the Kadaif noodles in a mixing bowl.

  • Melt half of the butter (possible in a microwave) and pour it on the Kadaif noodles.

  • Mix it well with the hands until all the noodles are socket with butter.

  • Heat a medium-size frying pan with ¼ pack of butter on medium heat.

  • When the butter melted, add half of the Kadaif noodles and spread them over the pan equally (the hight should be around 0.7 cm). Tighten them well to the pan.

  • Slice the mozzarella cheese into round slices of 0,4 cm each) and put them on the noodles in the pan.

  • Cover the cheese with the remaining half of the Kadaif noodles, spread them over the cheese equally and tighten them.

  • Check with a fork if the underside of the noodles become brown.

  • Take out the cooked Kadaif from the pan to a serving plate for 1 minute.

  • Add the remaining butter to the frying pan until its melting.

  • Now comes the hard part: Flip the Kadaif into the frying pan and cook it until the bottom of the noodles become brown.

  • Put the cooked Kadaif in a serving plate

  • Pour slowly, with a teaspoon the sweet sauce over the Kadaif top

  • Spread the roasted pistachios over the Kadaif (you can cut them if you wish).

  • Enjoy it with a fresh meant tea.

Knafe Desser

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