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Basbousa(Semolina Cake) Recipe

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Basbousa(Semolina Cake) Recipe

Basbousa is a traditional Arabian semolina-based cake that is soaked in syrup, then studded with almonds.

This Libyan variety includes desiccated coconut in the cake mixture and date-paste that is sandwiched between the two layers of semolina cake..

Libyans enjoy their basbousa bil tamr with qashta cream, and pair it with Arabic cardamom coffee on the side.

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

2 cups semolina

1 cup plain flour

1 cup dessicated coconut

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup melted butter

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon baking powder 

1 tablespoon cinnamon

500g date-paste, cut into thin slices

1 cup blanched almonds

 

Syrup:

5 cups boiling water

3 cups sugar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons thick honey (optional)

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE BASBOUSA(SEMOLINA CAKE ) RECIPE

Preheat oven at 200°C degrees

 Add all the syrup ingredients together, under medium heat, bring to boil, cook on low heat until reduced to half the amount. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. 

In a bowl, mix all the liquid ingredients then add to the dry ingredients.

Brush a rectangle 20×30 oven proof dish, and spread half the basbousa mix.

Arrange date paste slices on top carefully, then add the remaining basbousa mix and spread.

With a sharp knife mark 12 equal squares into the top layer of semolian, decorate each with halved almonds.

Bake in oven until golden in colour. Pass a knife over the squares again, deepening the lines. Add the the cold syrup while the basbousa is still warm. Leave to rest before cutting and serving. 

Serve warm or cold, with a spoonful of Qashta Cream.

 

 

HERE ARE MORE RECIPES YOU CAN ENJOY TOO

HOMEPAGE RECIPES

LIBYAN BAZIN RECIPE

 

 

MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE,BUT BY EVERY WORD(JESUS) THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.kjv

 

 

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Basbousa(Semolina Cake) Recipe

Basbousa(Semolina Cake) Recipe


  • Author: Agameals

Description

Basbousa is a traditional Arabian semolina-based cake that is soaked in syrup, then studded with almonds.


Ingredients

2 cups semolina

1 cup plain flour

1 cup dessicated coconut

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup melted butter

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 tablespoon cinnamon

500g date-paste, cut into thin slices

1 cup blanched almonds

Syrup:

5 cups boiling water

3 cups sugar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons thick honey (optional)


Instructions

Preheat oven at 200°C degrees

 Add all the syrup ingredients together, under medium heat, bring to boil, cook on low heat until reduced to half the amount. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

In a bowl, mix all the liquid ingredients then add to the dry ingredients.

Brush a rectangle 20×30 oven proof dish, and spread half the basbousa mix.

Arrange date paste slices on top carefully, then add the remaining basbousa mix and spread.

With a sharp knife mark 12 equal squares into the top layer of semolian, decorate each with halved almonds.

Bake in oven until golden in colour. Pass a knife over the squares again, deepening the lines. Add the the cold syrup while the basbousa is still warm. Leave to rest before cutting and serving.

Serve warm or cold, with a spoonful of Qashta Cream.

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