Layered Knafa with Cheese Siniyyat Knafa bil-Jibin

Preparation info
  • Makes

    24 pieces

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

A bland variety of white unsalted cheese is used in the Arab countries for making this type of knafa. It is called jibna hilwa (sweet cheese) and is available in Middle Eastern stores. When baked, it becomes pleasantly chewy and elastic in texture, somewhat similar to mozzarella cheese, which can conveniently replace it when authentic jibna hilwa is hard to come by.