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Kadaifi Recipe by Chef Arman Uz

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Greek, Turkish
Servings 15 servings



  • 400 grams kataifi pastry
  • 400 grams ghee clarified butter
  • 250 grams almond meal (can also use almond flour instead)
  • 250 grams thick cream
  • 600 grams pistachios


  • 1 kilogram caster sugar
  • 500 millitres Water
  • 500 grams glucose


  • Cut the kataifi pastry into 1-2cm pieces by using a Thermomix.
  • Brush a tray with ghee (or a ghee substitute).
  • Spread half of the kataifi pastry pieces as the first layer then flick ghee over the kataifi pastry using a pastry brush.
  • Blend the almond meal and the cream into a smooth paste, then spread on top of kadaifi using a brush.
  • Add roughly chopped pistachio pieces on top of the almond cream mix.
  • Spread the rest of the kadaifi pieces on top of to cover the pistachios, then flick ghee all over again.
  • Using another tray press the layers of kadaifi firmly.
  • Bake in 180 Celsius (356 F) around 30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Meantime , mix the sugar, water, glucose, and bring to boil for 10 minutes.
  • Pour boiling syrup on top of warm kadaifi by using a ladle. Rest for 4 hours before service.


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