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Bread Kunafa

Recipe by rabz of Dhaka, BD

Kunafa is an Arabian dessert which is made out of very thin kind of (Laccha/sev) but I would like u to try the bread version as many won't get the privilege to find kunafa pastry in their home countries.

Ingredients vegetarian 6 servings

    • 1 - 1 1/2 (depending on the size of your dish) loaf of white bread.(sides removed)
    • 1 1/2 stick unsalted butter.
    • Syrup:
      • 2 cup sugar
      • 1 cup water
      • 1 tbsp lemon juice
      • 2 tbsp orange blossom water
    • Cream filling:
      • 1/2 cup rice/corn flour
      • 4 cup milk
      • 1/2 cup heavy cream
      • 4 tbsp sugar
      • 2-3 tbsp crushed Pistachios


    1. For syrup: Combine sugar +water & lemon juice & make a thick syrup.
    2. Just before removing from heat add the Orange blossom water & allow it to cool.
    3. In another sauce pan heat milk & add rice flour & keep whisking with a hand whisker so no lumps form,
    4. Add heavy cream & sugar & lower the heat to simmer for 10 min.
    5. Set the Syrup & filling aside.
    6. In a food processor,  process the the bread until it is crumbly then bring out in a bowl.
    7. Add 3/4 cup butter & mix with hands .
    8. In a transparent rectangular dish put  half the bread mix & press down.
    9. Spread a layer of filling, then top it with a layer of bread mix and drizzle with left over butter.
    10. Bake in an oven at 350 F until nice & golden from top & bottom.
    11. Remove from oven & run a knife on the sides of the Kunafa. Place a tray under it & flip it up side down.
    12. Drizzle with half the syrup and cut into squares or triangles shapes 
    13. Sprinkle with Pistachios.
    14.  leave the rest of the syrup so that everyone can help them selves at the time of serving, enjoy. 




    WASWB Mrs Asad, actually it is a blessing of the almighty and my luck tat my desserts items up to today have come out quite good but I personally enjoy savoury food .Jazakumullah khair.

    mrs asad syed

    assalam rabz,seems u hav a grt sweet-tooth...ur recipe pics r so tempting,forcing me to give it a try..keep goin..almighty bless!



    Hi Rajeshwari & thanks allot. I have learned many things from u & others on here 2. I think sharing & appreciation is a big part of life. Keep well. Cheers.



    each and every recipe of urs is a great learning to me.u r simply awesome.


    You have some very interesting bread recipes.Thank you.