Sunday, July 25, 2010

Basbousa

Another Arabic sweet basbousa ………..this is made with semolina.So it can be called as semolina cake also.Prepare cake with semolina and soak in sugar syrup……this was so moist and crumbly.This tasted so nice.



















Ingredients:

2c Semolina
½c Butter melted
1tsp Baking powder
¼ tsp Baking soda
½c Sugar
1 Egg
1c Milk
1tin Puck cream
½ c Almonds blached and split

For Syrup:


1c Sugar
1c Water
2tsp Rose water
½ tsp Lime juice



















Method:

1.Sift semolina,baking powder and baking soda.
2.In a bowl add sugar,milk,egg,butter and cream and mix well with a beater or a spoon.
3.Add semlina mixture to the milk mixture and mix well.
4.Grease a pan and pour the semolina mixture to it.
5.Arrange the split almonds on top of the batter in equal distance while cutting each almond will come in middle of each square.
6.Preheat the oven at 200 degreeC for 15 mins.
7.Bake the basbousa at 175 degree C for 30 to 35 mins till the top is lightly browned.
8.Make syrup by mixing sugar and boil till the sugar is totally dissolved and becomes a syrup.
9.Add rose water and lime juice into the syrup.
10.While the basbousa is hot pour the syrup on top of it.
11.After 30 min cut the basbousas into square or diamond shape.
12.You can serve each piece with a scoop of vanilla icecream or as it is!!!!!!

This recipe goes to the
Iftar moments:hijri 1431 event hosted by tasteofpearlcity and champa’s Bake-off event.









25 comments:

aipi said...

that looks so soft n moist Fajeeda..i can tell it tasted good :-)

Fajeeda said...

thanx ya aipi.........it tasted so good........

BangaloreBaker said...

It looks so good. Reminds me of kesari. Thanks for the entry.

Fajeeda said...

thanx champa..........

torviewtoronto said...

Looks delicious I make these sometimes

Satya said...

wow this dessert looks so delicious n soft ...very new to me ...book marked

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

shifa firoz said...

i had a lot of this when we were visiting UAE.. ur post brings back all the memories :)

Fajeeda said...

thanx a lot everybody........

Priya said...

Such a great looking and tempting baboosa...

Afsal_ Alif said...

One of my fav'....This was also an item that I included in my experimentation list of Arabic sweets like Kunafi and Baklawa from the Bake house in Jubail....
I think you haven't posted Kunafi yet...!

Fajeeda said...

thanx priya.......will b posting kunafi very soon.......

Shabs.. said...

i love this stuff...faji, u r really great my darling...u make hell lot of goodies!!....i have been thinking of making this for the past 2 years....the only prob is my hubby hates this and i will be the one who eats the whole stuff...how sad....

Fajeeda said...

thanx ya shabs............actually what ever i make it will be finished of by my kids so no worry.....me and hubby will just have a piece the rest kids will finish off..........

Susan said...

A simple, gorgeous cake. The rose/lime syrup sounds divine.

Fajeeda said...

thanx susan......

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

Wow what a nice recipe is this!I love your blog,all are mouth watering recipes...
Thanks for sharing all those recipies with us.

Susan and Abraham said...

we make this in india and call it sooji halwa.. same way..

Hasna said...
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Hasna said...

hey...seems to be perfect. will 've to try it out...
@susan...sooji ka halwa is the same?? i never knew it..didn't get a chance to taste it..heard abt that in almost all serials.. :) btw..basbousa is really popular in ths part of the world..

Fajeeda said...

thanx hasna.......sooji ka halwa is kesari and its not a baked item....and basbousa is a baked dish.......

C# said...

hi ,

I am impressed by the picture u posted..
looks like an easy dessert ..

Can you please tell me what is puck cream.. ??
Can I substitute puck cream with whipping cream...

fajeeda said...

thanx a lot for ur comment....

puck is the company name u can use fresh cream or nestle cream for this.........

a girl's diary said...

so delicious.....loved the easy recipe :)

mycreationandinspiration said...

look tasty...we call this sweet shambali......

babakpm said...

Good job............. keep it up...

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