Fistikli Kunefe (Künefe with Pistachionuts)
- Sugar 2 1/2 cup
- Water 1 3/4 cup
- Lemon juice 2 teaspoon
- Pistachionuts (chopped) 2 3/4 cup
- Margarine 1 Spoon
- Kadayif (Shredded pastry) – – 500 gr
Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Boil gently for 5 minutes. Add lemon juice; stir. Boil for 1 minute. Set aside. Combine kadayif shreds and melted butter in a pan. Break. kadayif shreds in butter blending well with tips of finger. Divide into half. Spread one half in a slightly greased baking pan 25×25 cm (9×9 inch). Press with finger slightly. Sprinkle with crushed or ground nuts. Press again using a spoon. Repeat same with remaining half, pressing firmly this time. Bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven. Let stand for 2 minutes. Pour warm syrup over. Cover and let stand until syrup is absorbed. Cut into 5-6 cm (2-2 1/2 inch) squares. Arrange on a serving plate. Serve warm or cold.