Konafa with Nutella, Salted Nuts and Bananas

Ramadan is here 🙂

This means it’s the season for everything spiritual, as well as the peak season for all things sweets.

Oriental sweets are all about the delicious pastries, delicious butter and ghee flavors that are soaked in a delicious sugar syrup.

In recent years, a lot of change has come into the scene, fusing western, modern flavors into the orientals.

My utmost favorite of all those remains the Konafa with Nutella.

Here’s my recipe, for you to try out an enjoy:

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 kilo of Konafa
  • sugar
  • water
  • lemon
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • salted cashews or any salted nuts of choice
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • butter or ghee

Start off by making the syrup to let it cool before we start:
in a sauce pan, bring water and sugar to a boil.
Once all the sugar is dissolved, add in a squeeze of lemon, and a dash of vanilla.
You could as well let two star anis and a cardamom pod infuse into the syrup while it boils.
Once done, set the syrup aside to cool.

Now let’s work on the Konafa itself…
For those who don’t know, Konafa is a pastry that is similar to really thin wheat noodles. It’s quite plain and flat, hence amazing to receive all sorts of flavors incorporated into it.

Cut the konafa in small pieces, and fry it up in butter or ghee. Add a bit of syrup as you and keep stirring it so it browns equally.
Add a bit of cinnamon and let it cool down.

Cut out the bananas and crush up the salted nuts.

In a clear bowl or triffle bowl, start layering:
Add a layer of the browned konafa, top it with nutella, put on some nuts, and bananas and repeat the steps.

Garnish with some nuts and nutella as below:

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Enjoy 🙂

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