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Basbousa Recipe

How to make Basbousa

Basbousa also known as Hereessa is a traditional dessert from the Middle East which is made up of Semolina drenched in sugar syrup.

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 15 mins
  • Recipe Servings4

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

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Whisk the semolina, sugar and baking powder together in a large container.
Then add the yogurt, melted butter and combine well to make a thick batter.
Pour the batter into the greased baking pan. Bake for 30-45 minutes until crispy and golden brown.

For Lemon & Rose Syrup :

Boil water in a pan and add lemon extracts, juice, sugar and dried rose petals
Boil for 5-10 minutes until the syrup thickens.
Pour the syrup over the still hot cake and allow it to be absorbed, at least an hour.
Serve after a complete full-fledged meal or as an evening snack with a cup of black coffee or tea.

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

Recipe Notes

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

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