Monday, June 1, 2009

Basbousa with Pistachio Recipe


If you like Basbousa try it with Pistachio, get the taste of oriental cuisine using an easy recipe to prepare Basbousa

Ingredients - Serves 10
  • 1 cup butter or 200 g, melted
  • 1 tin NESTLÉ® Sweetened Condensed Milk or 397 g
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups semolina or 320 g
  • 1½ cups pistachio nuts or 210 g, finely chopped
For the syrup:
  • 2 cups sugar or 400 g
  • 1½ cups water or 375 ml
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
Preparation
  • In a bowl, combine butter, NESTLÉ® Sweetened Condensed Milk and baking powder and stir well. Add semolina and mix until well-combined.
  • Sprinkle chopped pistachio evenly in a 28cm x 24cm baking tin. Pour semolina mixture over the pistachio and level it.
  • Bake in a 190°C preheated oven for 35 minutes or until top is golden.
  • Remove from oven and pour cooled syrup on top. Place in fridge to completely cool then cut into diamond shapes and serve.
To prepare the syrup:
  • Place sugar and water in a saucepan, bring to boil and simmer for 6-8 minutes, then remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and rosewater.
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