Knafeh

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Knafeh

Postby Pepper Pig » January 11th, 2020, 1:05 pm

https://lithub.com/on-knafeh-and-a-visi ... t-borders/

One of my best friends, a fellow swimmer, makes this. It is divine. She is Iraqi although has lived here for over 40 years.
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Re: Knafeh

Postby StokeySue » January 11th, 2020, 2:55 pm

Interestingly I saw katayef made in Damascus, and that version was not filo nor anything like it, but a form, as mentioned of crepe. The batter is put into a pot with a little hole in the base which is swung over a hot plate to form tiny trail of pancake which are immediately scraped up, and that’s the katayef

I’m not actually very keen on it, though adding cheese might improve it.
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Re: Knafeh

Postby Herbidacious » January 11th, 2020, 6:56 pm

Looks like Haringay is a good place to sample it (not surprisingly, perhaps) or the Edgware Road.

https://wrapyourlipsaroundthis.com/wher ... in-london/
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Re: Knafeh

Postby StokeySue » January 11th, 2020, 7:30 pm

Not sure that link is working?

There’s a good Turkish pastry shop opposite St Paul’s Church West Hackney on Stoke Newington High Street that would be worth a try, but I bet they buy in the katayef from an industrial estate in Tottenham or Enfield. I tend not to buy Turkish pastries as they are too sweet for me.
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Re: Knafeh

Postby earthmaiden » January 11th, 2020, 7:43 pm

If you open the link and scroll down there is a section to open about places to find Knafeh in London. I am not familiar with it but the pictures there make me want to try it very much!
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Re: Knafeh

Postby StokeySue » January 11th, 2020, 8:32 pm

It’s too hard to read on a small screen for me
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Re: Knafeh

Postby cyprusmoira » January 12th, 2020, 1:39 pm

I can buy frozen the local version. Katayifi frozen in most supermarkets here. I have never really taken to it, too much like Shredded Wheat for me.

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