Kataifi - μια γλυκιά ελληνική

Sweet delight – kataifi

Another dish that our friend from Greek school recommended to us is the local Greek delicacy called kataifi. We were intrigued by the name, as we had never heard of it. It turned out to be a very popular dish in Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine. Most often they take the shape of long, thin threads, from which extremely crispy and sweet cookies are prepared. These cookies are soaked in sugar syrup. Kataifi can also be purchased in the local confectionery, but the most recommended are those made at home, surrounded by relatives and friends. The more so because their execution is not difficult or takes a long time. The only difficulty may be buying a cake in Poland.


• kataifi cake packaging

• 100 grams of hazelnuts

• 100 grams of walnuts

• 100 grams of sultana raisins

• a tablespoon of cinnamon

• 1/2 tablespoon of sugar

• 1/2 cubes of butter


• 1 glass of liquid honey

• 1 glass of water

• the juice of 1 lemon

• 2 tablespoons of sugar

• 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

• walnut for decorations

A method of preparing:

1. Soak the raisins in water. Crush the nuts, then add the drained raisins, sugar and cinnamon to them. Remember to mix thoroughly.

2. Melt the butter, which should be spread on an ovenproof dish.

3. Pull out a few centimeter long strips from the dough called kataifi, put the stuffing on them. Place cookies close together in the dish.

4. Bake 25 minutes in an oven preheated to 180 degrees.

5. In the meantime, prepare the syrup. Pour honey, lemon juice, water, cinnamon and sugar into a saucepan, cook for 15 minutes.

6. After taking the cakes out of the oven, pour hot syrup over them and let them cool down.

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