This dish is called a kodafa, an Israeli couscous cake with a cheese filling. Do you think it's sweet? Or savory? Read on to find out... It's sweet, actually, but not too sweet. The recipe on this Flickr page (from member belgianchocolate
) is a bit hard to follow because of the measurements, but it calls for ricotta, mozzarella, and honey for the filling.
The couscous is mixed with butter and egg to form a kind of paste that's the bottom and top crust. You cook the kodafa until it's beginning to brown, then drizzle it with a syrup of honey, cinnamon, and orange blossom water.
The idea of a textured grain mixed in with a creamy filling reminds us of rice pudding, so if you're a fan of that, maybe you want to try this.
Has anyone eaten or made kodafa?
Related: Recipe: Lemon Rice Pudding
(Image: Flickr member belgianchocolate, licensed for use under Creative Commons)