This is my kind of sweet – Kataifi Filled with Pistachio. A real treat for anyone who has a sweet tooth. You need a glass of water with it or a nice cup of mint tea as it is very sweet.
It looks really good, a nice colour and beautifully sticky with the syrup. In Cyprus they use their own almonds as nuts but if you go to the Middle East they use walnuts or pistachios. I prefer pistachio nuts, I also think their colour adds something to the appearance.
Sometimes I drizzle honey over it, but it’s really not a good idea, as it will get quite heavy, this is why it is generally made with light syrup. What I like about this pastry is that you can freeze it or keep it in the fridge for a long time. I had mine in the fridge for 3 months only because I did not have the chance to use it up.
This Kataifi Filled with Pistachio is a lovely idea to serve to your unexpected guests. Kataifi is just a shredded filo pastry, it’s quite popular in the Middle East, it is made of a special form of thinly shredded filo dough strips made from wheat and water. I can’t really compare this recipe to everyone else as we all have our own version. I always say eat with your eyes and not with your belly, I know some of you will disagree with me but I know what I like.
Let’s bake this delicate Kataifi Filled with Pistachio: