Kataifi Bundles

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Yield about

    17 Bundles

Appears in


  • 100 g / 3.53 oz clarified butter, as needed
  • 500 g / 1 lb 1.64 oz kataifi
  • 100 g / 3.53 oz sugar, as needed


  1. Preheat a convection oven to 160°C / 325°F. Turn the fan off or to the lowest setting. Otherwise the kataifi will blow around the oven because it is so light.
  2. Melt the clarified butter and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Gently douse the kataifi with the clarified butter. Hang it so that the excess butter drips off.
  4. Toss the kataifi in the sugar and shake the excess off. Break it up into 30-g / 1.06-oz pieces.
  5. Line a sheet pan with a nonstick rubber mat. Place the kataifi over the sheet pan. Fluff it to give it as much height as possible.
  6. Bake until golden brown, about 8 minutes.
  7. Reserve in an airtight container at room temperature. Discard leftover bundles after 2 days.