This is Arabic Bites entry for event "It's all about memories" hosted by Jeena.
The recipe "Esh al bulbul " one of the recipes it's reminds us of "Ramadan" the ninth month of Islamic calendar or as we call it Fasting month.
Ramadan is family time here in saudi arabia, so we enjoy that time every year with our wonderful family and friends,& the end of the month we celebrate Eid for 3 days.
In fact Ramadan is not just about food & celebration,It's a month full of Spiritual ,Prayer & reading of the Qur'an.
The true meaning for Ramadan sympathy for those who are hungry, hurting, and alone,& try to help them.
For "Esh al bulbul " you will need:
1 package (about 500 g) konafa =kataifi shredded pastry .
Almonds, Pistachios, hazel nut.
For shira (syrup):
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon orange blossom water or rose water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
To make shira (syrup):
Combine all ingredient in a medium pan, stir over heat, until sugar is dissolved simmer, uncovered without stirring about 15 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
To make konafa :
1)Take a small amount of shredded pastry ,roll it around your finger then Place on baking sheet.
2)Bake in 350F oven, for 20 to 30 minutes or until it lightly browned ,then fill each one with 2 or 3 pieces of your favorite nut,(dip the nut in the syrup then place it in the center of konafa).
3)Lower the oven heat to 300 F , and bake for 10 to 15 or until they gold and crunchy.