‘Red velvet Kunafa’: Egypt’s newest take on Ramadan desserts
Many more twists and turns were added this Ramadan to one of the holy month’s most popular Arabic desserts
Many more twists and turns were added this Ramadan to one of the holy month’s most popular Arabic desserts –the Kunafa!
Egyptian Kuanafa makers have recreated the sweet treat with a red velvet twist take this summer.
The “Red velvet Kunafa” consists of a layer of Kunafa – made out of spun shredded wheat—paired with a layer of red velvet cake and fresh whipped cream.
Another trending Kunafa creation this Ramadan is the “Chocolate Kunafa.” The traditional dessert is now mixed with sweetened hazelnut Nutella chocolate spread, and topped at times with crunchy spherical balls of Maltesers.
Traditionally, Kunafas are toasted and crunchy on the top and bottom. Sugary syrup is later poured on top to sweeten it. The most common fillings may be cream, mixed nuts, raisins, custard or cheese.
Adding new twists to Kunafas is a trend that emerged last Ramadan.
One successful example was the “Mango Kunafa” which remains very popular in Egypt this Ramadan. It is simply a combination between the seasonal mango fruit, Kunafa and whipped cream.
The Kunafa creations are offered by Cairo’s top dessert shops in many forms; Kunafa cakes, bowls, or cups.
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