Easy recipe for Egyptian basbousa - Learn how to make best basbousa, a traditional egyptian desserts dish. This recipe consists of cream, sugar, milk, vanilla powder, baking powder, butter, semolina, and almonds.
Basbousa is a sweet cake made of a semolina soaked in syrup. It is found in the cuisines of the eastern Mediterranean under a variety of names. It appears to be a variant of the Egyptian dish ma'mounia. Basbousa is very common in Arabia. Basbousa is routinely called "Hareesa" in Arabic countries.
Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 40 minutes
1 tin NESTLÉ® Cream or 170 g
1 cup sugar or 200 g
2¾ cups milk or 690 ml
2 teaspoons vanilla powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ cup butter or 150 g, melted
5 cups semolina or 800 g
½ cup almonds or 70 g, halved
For the syrup:
1¾ cups water or 440 ml
2½ cups sugar or 500 g
2 tablespoons rose water
- Combine NESTLÉ® Cream , sugar, milk, vanilla powder, baking powder and butter. Stir until sugar dissolves.
- Add semolina to the milk cream mixture and stir until well combined.
- Grease a 35cm x 28cm oven tray with butter. Pour semolina mixture in and arrange the surface at one level then decorate with almond halves.
- Bake in 175°C preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
- Remove from oven and pour the syrup equally.
- Set aside to cool, use a sharp knife to cut in square or diamond patterns and serve.
- Boil water and sugar for 5-6 minutes, remove from heat, stir with rose water and allow cooling to room temperature.
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