El Halil’s knafeh masterclass

Appears in
The Galilean Kitchen

By Ruth Nieman

Published 2017

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There is an art to making the authentic Arabic knafeh and, in the Druze village of Maghar, you will find El Halil, a large bakery, where beautifully crafted pastries are made daily by a professional master baker, whose secret recipe produces knafeh that is second to none.


  • you need a large rectangular baking tray with short 1-2” sides

  • thickly spread soft butter to completely cover the base & sides of the baking tray
  • pl