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...........
lemon few drops
orange blossom water-1 tsp I used orange essence
rosewater-1 tsp I used orange juice
For the cake:
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
vanilla essence-1 tsp
(sesame paste)(I haven't used)
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............!!!!!!!!!!!!