Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Egyptian Dessert Basbousa

An Authentic Basbousa Recipe

Barbousa is a favourite dessert in many Middle Eastern and North African countries. This is a kind of raisin cake baked in oven, made with semolina and soaked in sugar. Barbousa is a sugar rush indeed. Check out this authentic but simple recipe.

Note Down The Ingredients

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  • 3/4 Cup Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cups Buttermilk
  • 2 Cups Semolina
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • Sugar Syrup( 1 Cup Sugar And 1 Cup Water)
  • Lemon Juice

Method To Prepare

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  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Melt butter, then cool to room temperature. Combine sugar and buttermilk in a large bowl.
  3. Combine the semolina, vanilla, baking powder and baking soda in a seperate bowl.
  4. Add semolina mixture, mix well, then add melted butter, and mix well.
  5. Spray an 11*7 inch pan with cooking spray , pur in the mixture. You may also use 13*9 inch pan, bake for 25 minutes instead of 30.
  6. Let sit for 20 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes, pour sugar syrup over it while still warm. This is usually served with tea or coffee.

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