Mushtaq

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Kunefe with Pistachio Nuts
Ingredients

Sugar 2 1/2 cup Water 1 3/4 cup Lemon juice 2 teaspoon Pistachionuts 2 3/4 cup (chopped) Margarine 1 Spoon Kadayif 200 gr (Shredded pastry)
Procedure

Preparation :Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Boil gently for 5 minutes.
Add lemon juice; stir.
Boil for 1 minute. Set aside.

Combine kadayif shreds and melted butter in a pan. Break. kadayif shreds in butter blending well with tips of finger.
Divide into half. Spread one half in a slightly greased baking pan 25x25 cm (9x9 inch).
Press with finger slightly.
Sprinkle with crushed or ground nuts.
Press again using a spoon.
Repeat same with remaining half, pressing firmly this time.

Bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven. Let stand for 2 minutes. Pour warm syrup over. Cover and let stand until syrup is absorbed.

Cut into 5-6 cm (2-2 1/2 inch) squares.
Arrange on a serving plate. Serve warm or cold.
 

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