Saturday, February 25, 2012

Basbousa/Semolina Cake in Sugar Syrup

Semolina/Rava: 1 ¼ cup
Flour: ½ cup
Egg: 1
Milk: ¾ cup (or adjust as needed to get thick batter)
Baking Powder: 1tsp
Baking Soda: a pinch
Butter: 8tbsp
Sugar: ¾ cup
Sugar Syrup
Water: 1 cup
Sugar: 1 cup
Rose water: 1tbsp
Lemon Juice: 2tbsp
Almonds/Any nuts: for topping

Method of Preparation
Sugar Syrup
In a pan add sugar, water and lemon juice. When it comes to boil, simmer the flame and let it be there for 5-6minutes.
Then add rose water to it. Keep for another 2 minutes.
Let the syrup cool.
In a bowl mix together semolina, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar.
In another bowl beat the egg.
Melt the butter and let it come to room temperature.
Add milk, egg, and butter to the flour mix. Mix well with a ladle. The batter consistency should be thick.

Preheat the oven.
Transfer the prepared batter to a greased baking tray. Spread evenly.
With a sharp knife cut the basbousa diagonally to diamond shapes.

Keep almonds on each diamond. (I was out of almonds so I kept some cashews)

Bake to about 30-40 minute at 2000C or till it is done.
Remove from the oven and move the knife through the cuts we have done prior to baking.

Pour the prepared sugar syrup over the prepared basbousa. Keep it for a while till it gets soaked in sugar syrup.

Serve n Enjoy.

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Radhika said...

I can imagine the aroma. Love those cute cashews on top.

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

I never heard something like that ever...just so well done and made. :)
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Tina said...

Perfect and tempting... said...

u made it perfectly dear.....looks awesome

Ramya said...

ive been thinking of making this for a long time now...a must try in my list...urs look perfectly done

cookbookjaleela said...

tempting basbusa,Filipinos fav..

Mélange said...

A very tempting recipe...Nicely spread.

Christy Gerald said...

Basbousa luks awesome.Nicely presented.Fabulous

Sravs said...

Delicious cake !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

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Hema said...

Looks so different and lovely dear, awesome..

Purabi Naha said...

This looks awesome!! Loved the droolworthy pictures. Bookmarked!

Vardhini said...

A different cake and looks perfect. Thx for linking to the event.

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Kanan said...

nice delicious looking cake

Asiya Omar said...

I want to have it right now,because it looks that much delicious.

hotpotcooking said...

You do so many different baking's Faseela. Looks yum

PIM said...

Looks delicious! how much bakingpowder?

Sumee said...

I am learning so many new dishes from you.. haven't heard of this before, but looks delicious.!! thnx for linking up

Sangeetha M said...

very different one....sounds so yummy dear!!
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Rasi said...

A very different one :).. pls accept this on my behalf collect it Versatile Blogger Award

Shri said...

I have seen so many variations of this recipe; very tempting!

jasna varcakovic said...

Simple and very satisfying dessert!

divyagcp said...

Very innovative.. Looks delicious..

simran said...

awesome faseela!this is just tooo very very different from the usual cakes...the rose flavour must be quite something!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

This looks so good, beautifully baked.

Aarthi said...

Awesome recipe dear. Bookmarked


preeti garg said...

Awesome.... lovin it...

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Vimitha Durai said...

Looks so nice. Wil try this soon...

easyfoodsmith said...

This is so interesting Faseela...I had been thinking about this recipe just two days back! Wonderful presentation and it is looking very tempting.

Unknown said...

Very innovative delicious cake. Looks awesome, Dear...

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Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Interesting recipe with awesome ingredients! Looks lovely & delicious! :)

The Pumpkin Farm said...

lovely recipe, first time here...nice space, glad to follow u