Basbousa Recipe

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How to make Basbousa
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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Basbousa also known as Hereessa is a traditional dessert from the Middle East which is made up of Semolina drenched in sugar syrup.

Ingredients of Basbousa

  • 2 Semolina
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 8-10 Almonds (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Melted butter
  • For the Syrup
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Dried Rose Petals

How to Make Basbousa

  • 1.Whisk the semolina, sugar and baking powder together in a large container.
  • 2.Then add the yogurt, melted butter and combine well to make a thick batter.
  • 3.Pour the batter into the greased baking pan. Bake for 30-45 minutes until crispy and golden brown.
  • For Lemon & Rose Syrup :
  • 1.Boil water in a pan and add lemon extracts, juice, sugar and dried rose petals
  • 2.Boil for 5-10 minutes until the syrup thickens.
  • 3.Pour the syrup over the still hot cake and allow it to be absorbed, at least an hour.
  • 4.Serve after a complete full-fledged meal or as an evening snack with a cup of black coffee or tea.

Recipe Notes

You can also add vanilla, orange extract or saffron according to your preference.

Key Ingredients: Semolina, Sugar, Honey, Baking Powder, Almonds (chopped), Melted butter, For the Syrup, Sugar, Water, Lemon Juice, Dried Rose Petals