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How to Make Custard Kunafa Recipe

How to Make Custard Kunafa Recipe


Kunafa, an Arabic sweet pastry, can be made in many different ways, and this recipe shows you how to make custard kunafa. Kunafa is prepared with sugar syrup and thin layers of vermicelli. To learn more about this delicious dessert that’s often eaten at special occasions like Ramadan, keep reading!

kunafa dough

The kunafa dough is available ready in the market, and it is either rubbed finely, or coarsely, and it can also be made at home, following steps:


  • Two cups of flour.
  • Two cups of semolina.
  • A cup and a half of ghee.
  • A cup condensed milk sweetened.
  • One and a half tablespoons of rose water (optional).

Preparation Method

  • Mix the flour with the semolina and ghee and mix them well, leaving a small part of it aside.
  • Add sweetened milk and rose water, and knead the mixture until it sticks.
  • Roll the dough into a thickness of about four centimeters, put it in a baking tray, and into an oven at 150 degrees for a third of an hour, stirring constantly during this time every five minutes, to break the dough.
  • Remove the tray from the oven while the dough is still light in color, and leave it aside to cool.
  • Rub the dough with your hands, and pass it through a coarse sieve until you have a knafeh dough.
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Homemade Custard

Custard powder can be purchased ready-made from the market, and mixed with hot milk until it thickens, You can also make custard at home by following these steps::


  • Two egg yolks.
  • Three cups of cold milk.
  • Four tablespoons of starch.
  • Four tablespoons of sugar, and you can add more if needed.
  • A teaspoon of vanilla.

Preparation Method

  • Dissolve the starch with cold milk in a pot, stirring it well, so that it does not stick together.
  • Put the pot on a low heat, and add the rest of the ingredients with constant stirring.
  • Leave the mixture on the low heat until it thickens.

Kunafa with Custard


  • Half a kilo of kunafa dough, ready-made or home-made.
  • Two tablespoons of ghee.
  • Three tablespoons of custard powder, dissolved in water.
  • A cup of liquid milk.
  • sugar syrup.

How to prepare

  • Prepare the custard by heating the milk on the stove, adding the custard dissolved in water to it, and stir it until it thickens (or you can use the method mentioned above to prepare home-made custard).
  • Divide the kunafa dough into two equal halves, and toast it in a frying pan with ghee, until it turns golden.
  • Put the first part of the toasted kunafa dough in a tray, then the custard layer, then the second layer of the kunafa dough, and stack it well.
  • Place the baking tray in the oven at a medium temperature for a third of an hour.
  • Pour the syrup over the kunafa while it is hot.
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