This decadent Bird's Nest Dessert is known as "Osh El Bulbul," an Arabic term that translates to "Nightingale's Nest." The name perfectly describes this adorable pistachio-filled Birds Nest Baklava.


Sugar Honey Lemon Juice Orange Blossom  Citrus Slices Pistachios Butter Katiafi  Cardamom (optional)

Place butter into a large measuring cup and cover with a napkin. Microwave for 30-45 seconds or until melted.

The butter will separate, with the butterfat on top and the milk solids and water on the bottom.

Whisk over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.

Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the syrup thickens. Add orange blossom water and lemon juice and set aside until needed.

Cut 8" long strands of  Kataifi dough.

Wrap tightly along your finger to form a nest.

Gently transfer the birds nests to the pan.

Brush melted butter over each nest

Fill each nest with 3 to 4 pistachios.

Spoon  1 teaspoon of butter over each birds nest.

Cover the tray with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes on the middle rack. When the time is up, remove the foil and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the birds' nests are golden brown.

Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the birds' nests are golden brown.

Pour the cooled and strained syrup over the hot bird's nests.

Turn up the sound

Give them a few minutes to soak up the syrup before plating them.

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