Wednesday, May 13, 2009



  • 1 lb kataifi ( shredded phyllo dough )
  • 1+ 1/2 stick butter ( melted )
  • 1 cup of finely diced walnuts
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • juice of a half lemon
Take sugar and water in a medium pot and bring it to the boil. Boil it for ten minutes over medium-high heat. Then add the lemon juice and boil it for another 5 minutes. Turn the heat off and set aside.
Take kataifi from the freezer and break into small pieces in a mixing bowl immediately. Let it thaw for ten minutes. Then add melted butter in it and mix it evenly. Take 1+ 1/2 tbsp of kataifi in a Turkish coffee cup (or a muffin cup) and make an indentation. Fill the indentation with 1 tbsp of diced walnut and close it up with 1/2 tbsp of kataifi and press. Turn the cup into baking dish and gently take the cup off. Repeat these steps until kataifi is finished.

Preheat the oven 350 F. Bake it until it is golden brown. Take it from oven and spoon the cold syrup over it. Let it cool.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, that's just the kind of sweet treat I could die for! Fantastic!



Tijen said...

It used to be one of my favorite sweets, I mean kadayif. Nowadays I prefer lighter sweets but still, I think Turkish sweets are number one!

turkishfoodandrecipes said...

Kadayifin yeri gercekten ayri biz Turkler icin:) Herkesin yapmaya calistigi, fakat cok az kisinin kivamini tutturdugu bir lezzet. Seninki bayag basarili gorunuyor, olsa da yesek:)

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

Iffet, kadayifla yapilan her turlu tatliyi cok severim. Bu da onlardan biri. Harika gorunuyorlar.

pelince said...

Enfes gözüküyor,altın sarı rengi şahane..
Ellerine sağlık.

surfingtheworldcuisine said...

What a great idea with that cup!!!

Halla said...

Always wondered how these were made...thanx for the directions

MAG said...

I love it! It's one of my favorites :) Thanks a lot for all the wonderful recipes you share :)

Unknown said...

Please, do you know the pastry recipe?

Jim Leff said...

Great recipe, great photos. Question: can you explain what burma kadayif is? I think it's the twisty sort of kadayif, sort of like a borek, but I'm not sure.

My Turkish Kitchen said...

Jim, yes, Burma kadayif is twisty syrupy kadayif filled with pistachio and it's one of my favorite dessert too!