Basbousa (Egyptian Arabic: بسبوسة, romanized: basbūsah) is a sweet, syrup-soaked semolina cake that originated in Egypt. The semolina batter is baked in a sheet pan, then sweetened with orange flower water, rose water, or simple syrup, and typically cut into diamond (lozenge) shapes or squares. The dish has also spread within most areas of the former Ottoman Empire, and is generally featured in Middle Eastern cuisines, Maghrebi cuisine, Greek cuisine, Azerbaijani cuisine, Ethiopian cuisine, and many others.
Basbousa(Semolina Cake) Recipe
Basbousa, an Egyptian semolina cake with yogurt is one of the best Egyptian desserts that comes out fairly quickly. One bowl, mix and dump kind of recipe, yet is hard to make perfect. Today I am sharing the BEST basbousa recipe that everyone was raving about.This is one of the desserts that my friends and family really enjoyed when mommy makes it in the house. I now know why we used to make it in the ho. It is easy to prepare, so tasty, and always a crowd-pleaser. So, check out what I think is the best basbousa recipe below!
- greased butter Pan
- Vanilla extract
- Vegetable oil/butter
- All purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Grab your water, lemon juice, sugar and mix them appropriately in a bowl till all the sugar gets dissolved to
- Grab your water, lemon juice, sugar and mix them appropriately in a bowl till all the sugar gets dissolved totally.Keep in a nicely washed and cleaned container.
- In another large bowl, mix your all purpose flour, baking powder and semolina.
- After mixing the dry ingredients, add in some teaspoons of vegetable oil and add your milk as well, combine it all very well with a spatula
- In a small bowl, whisk your egg and vanilla essence together and pour it in the flour mixture.
- Grab your greased pan and pour in the mixture. Make some designs on the mixture as you wish or according to your preference.
- Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes and you are sure it's well baked when a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cut in the designed lines and pour your sugar mixture from the container on the cake.
- Blanch some almonds and place them on the cake as seen in the image.
- Rebake in the oven for about 10 mins, bring it out and cool it and serve.You can also serve it while it's hot but I prefer my cakes when cooled.
Basbousa, an Egyptian semolina cake with yogurt is one of the best Egyptian desserts that comes out fairly quickly. One bowl, mix and dump kind of recipe, yet is hard to make perfect. Today I've shared the BEST basbousa recipe that everyone was raving about and I'm sure we all love it so much.
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