Kunafa with custard

Kunafa with custard

By
From
Cooking from the Heart
Serves
10
Photographer
Mark Roper

Custard

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
4 eggs
3 cups milk
3 tablespoons cornflour, dissolved in 1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla essence

Syrup

Quantity Ingredient
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
250g butter, melted
375g kunafa pastry
1/2 cup sugar
100g ground pistachio nuts or almonds

Method

  1. To make the custard, beat the eggs and milk in a microwave dish with a lid, then stir in the dissolved cornflour, sugar and vanilla essence. Cover the dish and microwave on medium–high for 5 minutes. Uncover the dish and stir well, making sure to scrape the bottom. Cover again and microwave on low for 8 minutes. Uncover the dish and stir again, making sure the custard has thickened. If not, cover and microwave for a further 3 minutes. Allow the custard to cool in the fridge for several hours.
  2. Meanwhile, make the syrup. Mix the sugar, lemon juice and 1½ cups water in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the syrup is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 24 x 21 cm baking dish.
  4. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. In a large bowl, mix the kunafa pastry with the butter and sugar using your fingers. Pull the strands of the pastry until they are entirely coated in butter.
  5. Place half the pastry in the baking dish. Spread the cold custard over the pastry. Place the remaining pastry over the custard and gently flatten the pastry down with the back of a big spoon.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, then sprinkle with the ground nuts. Bake for a further 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, pour the syrup over the top and allow to cool before serving.
Tags:
Jewish
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again