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Thursday 22 January 2015


Semolina cake(Basbousa)

Semolina is a coarse form of wheat and used in pastas,puddings,couscous,south Indian Rava dosa and in many desserts too.....This semolina cake is made in middle-east countries.It tastes like our kesari but in a baked version.A yummy and sugary treat to all my viewers...........Smiley 


Ingredients:For Syrup:

  sugar-625 gms

       water-200 m

lemon few drops

  orange blossom water-1 tsp I used orange essence      

   rosewater-1 tsp I used orange juice

For the cake:

semolina-400 gms
sugar-200 gms
desiccated coconut- 40 gms(optional)

 baking powder-1/2 tsp

 milk -200 ml(this is the minimum you will need, but you may need more, according to your semolina)

vanilla essence-1 tsp

melted butter-30 gms 

 tahini (sesame paste)(I haven't used) 

 blanched almonds to decorate


To make the syrup:

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to heat and cook, stirring until it boils. Add drops of lemon and boil for 3 minutes. Let cool and mix the  orange essence and juice.

To make the batter:

Grease a baking dish with butter and set aside.In a large bowl, mix semolina, sugar, coconut and baking powder. Make a hole in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the butter, vanilla, syrup and milk gradually. Mix with your hands. The semolina will absorb the milk ,so add milk little by little, until the batter looks like a porridge. Pour the mixture into the greased baking dish then cover and  rest aside  for about 12 hours or over night.

Preheat oven to  200°C 

 Mark the cake into  squares with a knife and place a blanced almond in each square.Bake for  about 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and cut the squares into pieces.Bake somemore time till browned on top.Heat the syrup. Soak the hot cake with the syrup,cool them and remove from tin.Serve the glazing cake with some more syrup on top and enjoy............!!!!!!!!!!!!


I've avoided coconut you can use it if you want.


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