Kadaif is a delicacy that is made of special thin noodles, usually mixed with almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts or walnuts and always topped with sherbet (syrup). Although the roots of this dessert come from Palestine, thanks to the Turkish occupation, it spread in the Balkans and became one of the most favorite sweet treats. We usually prepare kadaif during fasting periods.

  • 500 g kadaif
  • 200 g walnuts
  • 150-200 g butter (or oil)
  • 50 g raisins
 For syrup:
  • 800 g sugar
  • 1,2 l water 
  • 1 lemon 


  1. Rub the pan with butter and place half of kadaif in the pan.  
  2. Place crushed nuts mixed with raisins, sprinkle with butter and place the other half of kadaif noodles.  
  3. Sprinkle with the rest of the butter on top and place in oven to bake for 40 minutes or until golden.  
  4. Boil water, sugar and 1 lemon cut in slices. When kadaif is cold, cut in squares and pour over the hot syrup. Leave to soak overnight.