Kateifi Recipe

Kateifi Recipe

Ingredients: Serves 9-12

550 g/1lb granulated sugar

250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup water
10 ml/2 tsp lemon juice
225 g/8 oz/2 cups walnuts, finely chopped
30 ml/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
275 g/10 oz unsalted (sweet) butter
12 shredded wheat cereal biscuits


Mix 450 g/1 lb/2 cups of the sugar in a pan with the water. Heat very gently, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved, then boil until the syrup is thick but not colored. Stir in the lemon juice. Place the base of the pan in cold water to prevent further cooking and leave to cool.

Mix the nuts with the remaining sugar and the cinnamon. Melt the butter. Dip each cereal biscuit in the butter to soak well, then press half the biscuits in a buttered 23-25 cm/9-10 in baking tin (pan). Spread the nut mixture over, then press the remaining buttered biscuits firmly over the top. Drizzle over any remaining butter. Bake in a preheated oven at 190C/375F/gas mark 5 for about 30 minutes until turning golden brown round the edges. Remove from the oven and pour the cold syrup over to cover completely. Leave to cool, then cut into pieces.

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