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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