Semolina Cake (Basbousa)
Semolina Cake (Basbousa)

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Basbousa cake is a dessert from the Middle East that is made primarily from a semolina mixture. It is popular throughout Middle Eastern countries as well as North Africa, Iran, Greece and Turkey. In Egypt this is the main dessert served during the feasts and holidays for both Christians and Muslims. Basbousa is an Egyptian semolina cake drenched in syrup.

To get started with this particular recipe, we have to prepare a few ingredients. You can cook semolina cake (basbousa) using 15 ingredients and 18 steps. Here is how you cook it.

The ingredients needed to make Semolina Cake (Basbousa):
  1. Prepare 2 cups Fine Semolina or Rawa
  2. Make ready 1 cup Yoghurt
  3. Prepare 1 cup Sugar
  4. Make ready 1/2 cup melted unsalted Butter
  5. Prepare 2 Eggs
  6. Make ready 1/3rd cup Milk
  7. Make ready 1/4 th cup dessicated Coconut
  8. Make ready 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  9. Make ready 1 teaspoon Almond essence/Vanilla essence
  10. Prepare As needed crushed assorted nuts and coconut flakes to garnish
  11. Prepare For the Sugar Syrup
  12. Make ready 1 cup Sugar
  13. Get 1 cup Water
  14. Get 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  15. Take 1/2 teaspoon Orange blossom water/rose water

Basbousa/basboosa is a term in the Middle east that refers to a very sweet semolina - sort of- cake. Mix together flour, sugar, and baking powder very well in large bowl. Add yogurt into the mixture, mix well. Cream together butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.

Instructions to make Semolina Cake (Basbousa):
  1. In a mixing bowl add sugar and yoghurt.Mix well.
  2. Now add semolina, baking powder and milk.Mix well.
  3. Add melted butter and almond or vanilla essence. Give it a mix.
  4. Add 2 eggs and mix well with a spatula.
  5. At last add dessicated coconut and mix. The batter should be a little thick in consistency.
  6. Grease a 9 inch round baking dish with little oil.
  7. Pour the batter into the pan and tap 2- 3 times to remove any bubbles.
  8. Pre heat oven at 200 degree C for 10 minutes.
  9. Bake basbousa at 200 degrees for 1st 10 minutes.
  10. Then reduce the temperature to 180 degree and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top becomes golden brown.
  11. When cake is baking, add 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water to a pan and heat.
  12. Add lemon juice, orange blossom water and mix.
  13. Cook for 10 minutes to make a thin sugar syrup.
  14. When the cake becomes golden, take out from the oven and pour the warm prepared sugar syrup over the hot cake.
  15. Let it soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
  16. Remove from cake tin and garnish with coconut flakes and crushed nuts.
  17. Enjoy with family and friends as dessert.
  18. Very soft and moist texture. Bon appetit.

Add yogurt into the mixture, mix well. Cream together butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine semolina, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix the semolina, coconut, sugar, baking soda, and the butter in a large bowl. Use your hands to incorporate the butter with the other ingredients until mixed well.

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