Basbousa. Treat your taste buds to the super moist and decadent Middle Eastern (Egyptian) classic made with semolina and coconut. With the added sweetness from rose flavored sugar syrup, this cake is the ideal way to take your celebrations to the next level.
There’s no denying the pure elegance that the ever-popular cakes hold. Whether it’s a layered frosted cake or a simple tea cake, in my opinion, these sweet treats never lose their stardom.
Obviously, a simple homemade cake is one of the easiest ways to celebrate any occasion. So, let me introduce you to a beautiful cake with an added dose of sweetness – basbousa, the classic Middle Eastern cake made with semolina and sweetened with rose flavored sugar syrup.
Start with the batter for the perfect basbousa. First, eggs, sugar and vanilla are combined to make smooth mixture. Next, the main element, semolina goes in with coconut, yogurt and melted butter. The two key ingredients, semolina and coconut, gives the cake its unique taste and texture.
After combining these ingredients together, sift a little plain flour and baking powder into the semolina mixture. Whisk all ingredients together to make the batter. The batter goes into a greased tin ready to bake. Before it goes into the oven, you can decorate the cake with almonds if you like.
While basbousa is in the oven, you can make the sugar syrup. Equal quantities of sugar and water are boiled, and then flavored with lemon juice and rose water. Once the cake comes out of the oven, cut them into squares and pour in warm sugar syrup. That way, the cake will absorb the syrup and turn super moist. The added sweetness from the syrup also make it really delicious. Let the cake cool in the tin, and then decorate with slivered almonds or pistachios.
I really love the fresh aroma of cake filling my house turning it into a sweet haven. Trust me, this basbousa is incredibly delicious, it’s one of the best cakes I’ve ever tasted.
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