Kunafa is an Arabic dish, prepared for the month of Ramadan, a period of fasting for those of the Islamic faith. During Ramadan, those who participate do fast throughout the day, and are only allowed to eat during non-daylight hours. The story of Kunafa begins when:”it was introduced by a physician who saw how some princes had a hard time fasting because of their appetite. He created the dish and instructed the princes to eat a great amount of it just before dawn, and as a result they were never hungry during the day” (Al-Ahram, 2004). Kunafa is a sweet dessert made from spun shredded wheat and topped with raisins, nuts, and cream. In different variations of this dish, the cream is replaced by mozzarella or by cream cheese and at times cinnamon is added. The exact ingredients differ depending on which Arabic region it comes from. This particular Kunafa contains nuts and is from Egypt.