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Nablus unveils record-breaking knafa at annual shopping festival

Published Saturday 18/07/2009 (updated) 21/07/2009 20:38

 

 

Nablus – Ma’an – The world’s largest cheese, syrup and semolina pastry was unveiled in Nablus during the second weekend of the city’s annual shopping festival on Saturday.

 

American, Tunisian, Jordanian and Egyptian representatives to the Palestinian Authority were in attendance at the unveiling of the knafa, which was set up in Nablus’ central Ash-Shuhada (Martyrs) square.

 

“Today Nablus became not only famous as a producer of knafa, but also as producer of hope for all of Palestine,†said Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who was born in Nablus. He cited improved security in the city, imposed by PA police and special forces under the command of US General Keith Dayton, as the foundation for recent economic improvements.

 

Guinness Book of World Records deputy Hazim Shunnar and idea man Muhannad Ar-Rabi explained that 170 bakers from ten Nablus knafa bakeries assisted in creating the giant pastry, which cost some 15,000 US dollars.

 

The ingredients are as follows:

600 kilograms of white cheese

300 kilograms of sugar

700 kilograms of flour

40 kilograms of pistachios

6 tins of cooking fat

 

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The giant kunafa was eventually devoured by thousands of visitors.

 

The sticky pastry was 74m (243ft) long and made from 700kg (1,540lb) of semolina flour and the same amount of cheese plus 300kg (660lb) of sugar.

 

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad was among the first to receive a slice before thousands of visitors tucked in.

 

Kunafa originates from Nablus but is renowned throughout the Arab world.

 

Organisers say they will now submit the results to the Guinness World Records.

 

Palestinian news agency Maan said that 170 bakers from 10 Nablus pastry shops had helped make the giant kunafa, which cost around $15,000 (£9,000).

 

The pastry was laid out on a tray which stretched across Nablus's main square and its measurements were certified by the Palestinian Standards Institute.

 

Peace message

 

Mohanad Rabi, a local businessman who helped to organise the attempt, said he is confident the record would be accepted. He said he did not know of any previous attempts.

 

Nablus leaders hope the event will help restore the image of the town, once the scene of frequent clashes between Palestinians and israeli forces.

 

Occupying israeli forces have only recently eased restrictions on the city, imposed for the past nine years.

 

"The message of today is that we want to live in peace," said Mr Rabi.

 

Although israel has praised recent Palestinian efforts, it continues to carry out raids in Palestinian towns.

 

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this pic looks delicious

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The ingredients are as follows:

600 kilograms of white cheese

300 kilograms of sugar

700 kilograms of flour

40 kilograms of pistachios

6 tins of cooking fat

 

 

 

Oh ! Mashallah ..

 

I like Konafa too much .. :sl:

 

 

 

 

Thank u dear sister ..

 

 

Peace ..... }

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very nice , thanks for sharing this with us Safiyya ummaher jazakiallahukhayran:)

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i were there but couldn't eat or see any things :sl:

 

 

how i forgot to post pics here

 

thank u sister Safiyyah UmmMaher for sharing

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