Almond Kunafa

With my background being Egyptian, I have to admit that Middle Eastern desserts are my favourite!  Kunafa, baklawa, basboosa.  Kunafa especially a big favourite in my family.  It's the most simple and versatile dessert!

The only downside is that it can be quite rich - especially store bought - making it harder to go for a second serving! ;)

Well, I've solved that, Athletes!  Here is my take on the Almond Kunafa using minimal ingredients.  It is completely vegan and dairy free!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package shredded dough (preservative free)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup raw almonds (chopped)

Instructions:

  1. Separate by pulling apart the shredded dough.  Rip apart into small pieces.
  2. Slowly add and mix in the coconut oil one tablespoon at a time.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 C.
  4. Separate the dough into two portions.
  5. Spread half the dough evenly onto a pan and compress the as much as possible.
  6. Sprinkle the crushed almonds over the dough.
  7. Drizzle half of the maple syrup evenly over the almonds.
  8. Place the remaining dough evenly over the almonds.  Compress as much as possible.
  9. Drizzle the remaining maple syrup on top.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 C until edges begin to golden.
  11. Turn the oven onto "broil low" and cook for 3-5 minutes watching closely until the top becomes golden.

 

Let me know how you like them, Athletes!  

Sherry xx

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