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