Rose petal jam and finely ground pistachio, for garnish
Place konafa in a large bowl and gently separate strands with fingers.
Pour clarified butter into a large saute pan. Arrange 10cm (4in) cookie cutters or rings in single layer in pan. Place a handful of konafa in each cookie cutter, and press into a compact, even layer about 1cm (⅜in) thick.
Place baking dish over medium heat and cook, turning crusts once until golden and crusty on both sides. Set aside.
Repeat to cook remaining konafa, adding more clarified butter as needed.
Place one konafa crust on a serving plate, drizzle some syrup over the top, and spread with a layer of 3 tablespoons clotted cream (Qeshta). Place second crust over cream and drizzle some syrup over the top. Garnish with cream rosettes and rose petals or ground pistachios.
Preheat oven to 180˚C (350˚F).
Place konafa in a large bowl and gently separate strands with fingers. Add 2 tablespoons clarified butter and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. Toss to coat evenly.
Grease a rectangular 23 x 10cm (9 x 4in) cake pan with clarified butter. Add half the konafa and press into a compact, even layer about 1cm (⅜in) thick.
Cook for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove konafa crust from oven and set aside. Repeat to cook remaining konafa.
Place one konafa crust on a serving plate and spread a layer of whipped cream or soft ricotta cheese, then a layer of sliced fresh strawberries. Place second crust over berries, spread with second layer of whipped cream, then sprinkle fresh sliced strawberries or assortment of fresh berries over top.
Cottage cheese or ricotta cheese can be used as a substitute for clotted cream
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