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Kataifi Rolls with Pyhllo Dough ( Yufkali Kadayif )

1 package of unbaked kadayif (shredded phyllo dough) 
1 package #10 phyllo dough
4 sticks of unsalted butter
2 - 2 ½ cups of cracked walnut

For syrup:
3 cups of sugar
3 cups of water
1 tsp lemon juice


Mix the water and sugar in a pot. Boil the mixture up. Continue to boil it approx. 6 more minutes (after the mixture starts boiling). Add lemon juice and keep boiling the mixture approx. 2 more minutes. Set the syrup aside and let it cool down.

Melt the butter in a small pan.

Lay one sheet of the phyllo dough on the counter and spread some kadayif on it. Sprinkle some cracked walnut on the kadayif and pour some melted butter on it. Then, roll the dough and cut it into 1 inch slices. Place the pieces vertically on the greased baking sheet (with kadayif sides facing up.)

Brush the pieces with melted butter.
(Don’t use the white part of the butter for brushing because it burns and gives unpleasant appearance.)

Bake them in 350 F pre-heated oven until golden brown.

Wait a couple of minutes and then pour cool syrup on the kadayif . Let the kadayif absorb the syrup. (It may take an hour or more.)

You can serve it with whipped cream on top.

Afiyet olsun!


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