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Similar in appearance to vermicelli, konafa is a pastry used to make Middle Eastern sweet pastries. It is made by pouring a flour and water batter through a sieve onto a hotplate. The strands are swept off when set, but not cooked through. The pastry is then coated in melted butter and wrapped around a filling of walnut or pistachio and baked, or stuffed with cream or soft cheese. The uncooked pastry can be bought at Greek and Turkish shops and bakeries.
Also known as — kadayif, kataifi, kunata, qata’if