16 oz package kataifi or shredded phyllo
1 1/2 cups almonds ground coarsely or chopped
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon ground
1 1/2 cups butter melted
Separate the kataifi into two parts. Tear into small pieces and spread evenly in a 15 x 10" ungreased baking dish.
Combine almonds and cinnamon then sprinkle evenly over the kataifi. Tear the remaining into small pieces and place evenly over the mixture. Spoon melted butter and bake at 370F for 30 to 40 minutes till golden brown. I didn't want it too dark so removed it when the edges and top was golden.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp rose water
Combine all the ingredients, bring to a boil then lower to medium heat and boil gently for 5 to 10 minutes. The syrup doesn't have to get thick it will be pourable consistency. Cool then pour over hot baked kataifi. Serve cold.
Made this for eid-ul-fitr, can add more nuts if you prefer. I reduced the amount of butter and sugar add more if you need. Eid mubarak.
In response to a few friends I buy the kataifi dough in the frozen section at the grocery store or supermarket. I have also seen them in middle eastern stores.
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