Yalla Eat! Chef Series: Inaam Shahin & Marah AbuDieyeh present Kunafah Nabulsiyeh

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5:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020
Inaam Shahin & Marah AbuDieyeh (Bateekh W Jebneh) present Kunafah Nabulsiyeh


For the Kunafa dough:
3 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup corn starch
1 and 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup semolina (fine or course)
1/2 cup vegetable ghee
1 teaspoon baking powder

For the simple syrup:
2 cups granulated sugar
1 and 1/2 cups water
Half a lemon

For assembling the Kunafa:
Desalted Akkawi cheese
Kunafa food colouring (Ziyad brand works great and can be found easily)
Ground Pistachios

Inaam Shahin & Marah AbuDieyeh are a mother-daughter duo who own the Instagram page @bateekh.w.jebneh, where they share memorable moments in the kitchen and their love for cooking. Inaam is a biologist and research assistant, and Marah (pictured) is an electrical engineer and business owner. Inaam is a mother who grew up watching her own mother cook, who was her companion in the kitchen, watching her every move from how she would fold a pastry in a specific way, to how she would spice her dishes, and Marah is a daughter who longs to be just like her mother. They focus on Palestinian and Middle Eastern food and through their Instagram page, they share recipes and cooking techniques, their love and passion for Palestinian recipes and their love for tradition and culture, as well as for photography and writing.


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  • September 15, 2020 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm