Try the classic Middle Eastern dessert Kunafa. This version is made with a cream filling (kashta) and mozzarella cheese, doused in a sweet orange blossom simple syrup. Bake till golden brown and enjoy warm for best flavour.
Preheat oven to 180C.
Combine sugar and water in saucepan. Bring to boil.
Add lemon juice. Simmer for 10 minutes until thickened.
Take off heat. Add orange blossom water or rose water, if using.
Lightly pull apart kataifi pastry.
Place in a bowl and add melted butter.
Combine well to coat majority of pastry strands.
Combine milk and cream in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Keep on medium heat.
Add sugar and stir to dissolve.
Simmer for 10 minutes.
Dissolve cornstarch in 2 1/2 tbsp milk and add to milk mixture.
Stir and simmer for another 5 minutes until thickened.
Remove from heat and cool.
Layer a round pie dish (24-30cm) with the cream filling.
Cover with grated mozzarella.
Add buttered kataifi pastry on top, ensuring the cheese is hidden.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown.
Remove and immediately pour cooled orange blossom simple syrup over the pastry. Ensure kunafa is well soaked.
Cut, marvel at the stringy pulls of cheese and devour.