A croissant like you’ve never seen it before: Incredible Nutella Knafeh pastry combines cheese, chocolate and flaky, buttery pastry in one
- An Australian cafe has combined popular Lebanese and French pastries in one dish
- The result is an incredible Knafeh croissant topped with Nutella and pistachios
- The dish consists of melted cheese, a flaky croissant and a generous portion of warm Nutella
An Australian cafe has raised the bar for croissants everywhere – offering a sweet cheese layered, sugar syrup-infused, Nutella-laden creation.
The $ 12 Knafeh Croissant at Bask Blends Cafe in Sydney combines two popular desserts and adds a splash of Nutella for good measure.
Knafeh is a popular Lebanese dessert that takes a Levantine cheese pastry soaked in sweet sugar syrup.
An Australian cafe has raised the bar for croissants everywhere – offering a sweet cheese layered, sugar syrup-infused, Nutella-laden creation
The $ 12 Knafeh Croissant at Bask Blends Cafe in Sydney combines two popular desserts and adds a splash of Nutella for good measure
The layered sweet cheese pastry is often served with a few drops of rose or orange water in traditional settings.
Chocolate Knafeh has been hugely popular in Lebanon since 2013.
But at the cafe in western Sydney, the confectioners have taken the dish one step further – merging the layered cheese, phyllo dough nests and sugar syrup into a flakey, buttery croissant.
Then they topped it off with a cup of Nutella and shaved pistachio.
And brunch aficionados seem thrilled by the interesting combination of treats.
‘Omg as a Lebanese I am so intrigued by this,’ said a woman in a photo of the treat.
‘Oh, yum! I need this in my life now, ”one woman exclaimed.
Knafeh it is a popular Lebanese dessert that takes a Levantine cheese pastry soaked in sweet sugar syrup
But the delectable take on the humble croissant is only available at the Kingsgrove cafe on weekends.
“You’ll be here next weekend, we have to try this,” a woman said to her friend.
And others added it to their must try lists.
“This is near your house and it looks great,” said one man.
One satisfied customer described the croissant as ‘sweet enough to hit all the right spots’.
While another woman defended her decision to eat the sweet treat for lunch.
The layered sweet cheese pastry is often served with a few drops of rose or orange water in traditional settings
“Definitely an acceptable and delicious choice,” she said.
‘Nutty, creamy, crunchy and served in the war,’ one man raved.
Before adding any croissant aficionados, they should try the cheesy offerings.
Another woman who loves traditional Knafeh said ‘every bite was heaven’ describing it as a must try.
Others liked the way the Nutella and sugar syrup was served with it so they could moderate the sweetness to their liking.
What is Knafeh?
Spelled Knafeh, Kunafa and Konafi is a traditional Lebanese pastry made with sweet cheese and soaked in sugar syrup.
The dough is often layered with cheese in the center of two layers of dough and nuts sprinkled on top.
It can also be served with clotted cream, rose water, or orange, depending on the region.
There are different spellings and serving styles of the pastry depending on the location – as it spread throughout the Ottoman Empire and was widely adopted.
Regional variations also affect the dough, some are made with a phyllo dough and others are made with semolina dough called farkeh.