Basbousa - Semolina Cake | How to make Basbousa - Semolina Cake

By Flavour Diary  |  18th Mar 2016  |  
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About Basbousa - Semolina Cake Recipe

Basbousa is a traditional middle eastern semolina cake. It is easy to make and serves the crowd with less effort. Best for festivals, kitty parties, Birthday Parties or for any sweet tooth day.

Basbousa - Semolina Cake is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Basbousa - Semolina Cake by Flavour Diary has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 12 people. You can find Basbousa - Semolina Cake at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Basbousa - Semolina Cake takes 15 minutes for the preparation and 25 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Basbousa - Semolina Cake is a good option for you. The flavour of Basbousa - Semolina Cake is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Basbousa - Semolina Cake on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Basbousa - Semolina Cake recipe on the page below.

Basbousa - Semolina Cake

Ingredients to make Basbousa - Semolina Cake

  • For the Cake:
  • semolina (Sooji): 1 and 1/4 cup
  • Plain flour: 1/2 cup
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut: 1 and 1/2 cup
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • sugar: 3/4 cup
  • egg : 1
  • almond/Vanilla extract : 1 teaspoon
  • Baking powder: 1 teaspoon
  • butter: 8 tablespoon (approx 113 gm)
  • For the Syrup:
  • water: 1 cup
  • sugar: 1 cup
  • fennel seeds (saunf): 1 teaspoon

How to make Basbousa - Semolina Cake

  1. To prepare the cake, mix together the semolina,flour, coconut, sugar and baking powder. Add the milk, egg, butter and almond extract to the dry mixture and mix until its combined and smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture into the baking pan and bake for 20-30 minutes at 160 degrees celsius or until it turns golden brown on top. Or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Using a sharp knife, cut the cake in desired shapes.
  3. To prepare the syrup, bring the water to a boiling point, add the sugar and fennel seeds. Once the syrup reaches boiling point, reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 5-6 minutes. Strain and transfer the syrup into a measuring jug (for easy pouring).
  4. Soak the cake. Pour the syrup on to the Cake (Basbousa) and decorate it with shredded coconut.

My Tip:

Instead of fennel seeds, you can add 3-4 cardamom pods or one tablespoon of rose water after the syrup is made. You can also garnish it with chopped almonds and pistachios.

Reviews for Basbousa - Semolina Cake (1)

Rosemeen Opai2 years ago

Lovely cake thanks a lotttt

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