Friday, September 26, 2014

Basboussa - Semolina Cake from West Bank

BM # 44
International ABC Cooking
Cooking with Alphabets : W
Meal Type : Dessert

West Bank
The West Bank is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, forming the bulk of the Palestinian territories.

Ingredients Needed:

1 cup semolina
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tin or 200 ml condensed milk
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup water
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp orange juice
Butter for greasing
Nuts for garnishing

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Pinch saffron
Boil water.
Add sugar and once the sugar melts, cook further for 2 to 3 boils.
Add saffron.

Preheat oven to 190 deg.
Grease a baking dish with butter.
Mix butter, condensed milk, till smooth.
Add semolina, coconut, baking powder, juices and water.
Mix well, pour into the baking dish.
Arrange the nuts.
Bake for 35 minutes or till golden .
Remove and cut into pieces.
Pour the prepared syrup.
Cut into square and serve.

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  1. I know this dessert! It looks so light and fluffy. Very nicely done. I made this one too and we loved it.

  2. This cake is so popular in the middle eastern countries. This is on my to do list. Hope I get to bake this soon. Delicious!

  3. Yummy and fluffy Basboussa. I couldn't do this for this marathon and hopefully will do it for the next mega marathon. :)

  4. Succulent and dangerously addictive basboussa, just want a cup of tea and a piece basboussa to finish my evening snacks happily.

  5. I had this bookmarked yet couldn't make it myself..your version has turned out so well Vaishali..

  6. Just like others wrote, it is in my to-do list as well. I hope I will get to making this soon. Looks very tempting!

  7. I have this bookmarked for some other Middle eastern country, but never got around to make it. Yours looks absolutely delicious.

  8. semonlina, coconut, delicious flavors going in this......bookmarking this recipe

  9. This sure is addictive with all those flavorful ingredients. Its on my list for a long time...

  10. I love this one. I made a slightly different one but this sounds as yum.

  11. omg am so tempted seeing those soft basbousa , this is my fav and look so delicious :)

  12. what a soft and moist looking cake

  13. I have bookmarked them long before, but time isn't ripe yet to try these. Beautifully presented vaishali!!!