Walnut and Cinnamon Knafa

Knafa Arabiya

Preparation info

  • Serves

    16–20

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

Of the many dessert pastries made in Gaza, none is as splendid—nor as uniquely Gazan—as knafa arabiya. Ordinarily purchased from sweets shops, knafa arabiya is rather difficult to reproduce at home. We provide the recipe used by the classic Gaza City pastry shop, Saqallah´s Sweets, and an adaptation for home baking.