I feel happy and grateful for the fact that being 27 never stops my friends or relatives from pampering me with chocolates when they visit. What more can I ask for, the chocolate lover that I am! 😉 .
Forgive me for the drifting off topic guys. ‘Happy Shruti’ always gets carried away. Aah! Nevermind 😛
Presenting to you the Levantine Beauty, Miss Kanafeh and her faithful companion, Mr Sugar syrup. I have never tasted anything more divine than the Kanafeh and keep returning for more even though the frequent indulgence costs us a fortune on the health side. Irresistible, that one is! Kanafeh is basically a pastry which has soft white cheese sandwiched between the two pastry layers. The pastry layers are of three types:
1) Khishnah- made from thin noodle threads
2) Na’ama- made from semolina dough ( choose this if you aren’t the crunchy type)
3) Mhyara- a mix of both Khishnah and Na’ama
The Kanafeh is always accompanied by a thick sugar syrup mixed with few drops of rose or orange blossom water which is then poured over the Kanafeh before just before eating it. There are different variants of Kanafeh, each delicious and distinct in its own way. I have tried only three of them and loved them all. Can you see soft white cheese in the above picture? This Kanafeh was from a Yemeni restaurant, it was slightly burnt though. Nevertheless, it was yummy.
Such savoury delights should never be missed. If you haven’t tried it before, do it the next time you meet Lady Kanafeh and her friend Mr Sugar syrup. I will be back with more beauties to stimulate your gustatory perception, till then eat what you love and always burn them down! Love, Shruti