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A close up of knafeh like bird's nest with nuts
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Birds nest knafeh

Author: Amira


  • 1 lb Kataifi- I've used half
  • 1 1/2 c of unsalted butter melted
  • Nuts for filling.
  • 1 1/2 c of thick simple syrup 2c sugar+ 1 c water+ lemon juice and a dash of vanilla. Leave it to cool completely


  • Gently pull a small punch of kunafa and cover the rest so it will not get dry.
  • Brush the kunafa with melted butter then roll around one,two or even three fingers depending on the desired size.
  • Now fill your nests with your favorite nuts.
  • Until all are done.
  • Bake until golden brown then drizzle while hot with syrup.
  • let it cool a little before serving.