For Egypt’s Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan is tough. They cannot eat or drink during daylight hours. Perhaps the only thing that could reward themselves after a day of hunger and thirst is all kinds of delicious traditional snacks.
The Egyptian families would never miss Katayef and Konafa for their Ramadan deserts. These fried pastries are made of powder, butter, milk, nuts and dried fruits. They are seldom served during regular days, and would only meet customers in Ramadan. To meet market needs, some makers would stop making pancakes, and focus only on these deserts.