Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Basboosa/Babousa - An Arabic Dessert

Basboosa, a famous Arabic dessert which is quite famous in Middle Eastern countries and each and every country have their own way of making this sweet dessert, i went for simple, quick and easy way of making this basboosa , this semolina cake prepared with semolina flour,butter,baking powder, sugar, milk and syrup prepared with sugar, water and lemon juice..I prepared this special dessert to celebrate a special day today and am happy that i tried a different sweet to celebrate this day from Arabic cuisine..This cake tastes too delicious and absolutely divine when served warm, yea we loved it much..U can also enjoy them once they get cooled and served along with a scoop of vanilla icecream, my H enjoyed this cake with icecream while we enjoyed this cake warm and needless to say that this cake vanished within few hours...This cake was super moist as this cake was soaked in sugar syrup once they get baked..Sending to Flavors of Cuisines - Middle Eastern guest hosted by Asiya Akka, event by Julie..

Basboosa

2cups Semolina flour
1/2cup Melted butter
1/2cup Sugar
1cup Milk
1/2tsp Baking soda
1tsp Baking powder
Few cashew nuts

For Syrup:
1/2cup Sugar
1tbsp Rose water
1tsp Lemon juice
1/2cup Water

Preheat the oven to 350F..Add the baking soda, baking powder to the semolina flour and keep aside...Beat together the melted butter,sugar,milk in a another bowl, gradually add the semolina flour and make a thick cake batter..pour this batter in a greased pan, arrange the cashew nuts over the batter..Now make the sugar syrup by combining sugar and water until the sugar gets well dissolved finally add the rose water and lemon juice, keep aside and let them cool..

Arrange the batter in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25-30minutes until the top turns golden brown..take off the basboosa from the oven, immediately pour the syrup over the cake, let the cake absorbs completely the syrup..cut the semolina cake either as diamond or as square and enjoy warm, with icecream or with mint tea..

50 comments:

Rekha shoban said... Reply To This Comment

wow!!interesting and new sweets!...will try soon.

Subhashini said... Reply To This Comment

mouthwatering and delicious Priya

jais said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious.

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

I had heard of this sweet dish. But never got the recipe. It sure is a must try for me.

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

mouthwatering n yummy dessert...

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow such a new name and recipe

Jaya said... Reply To This Comment

I have eaten may be once this desert..Liked your version .
hugs and smiles

MaryMoh said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely dessert to have with a cup of milk....mmmm. Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

looks yum, very interesting as well.

collin said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!!! Sounds and looks yummy. I love desserts. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.

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Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

A very interesting sweet dish! Looks yumm!

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

love basbousa and thats my fixed dessert when we visit our fav middle eastern restaurant. looks perfect Priya. between loved your watermelon kheer too. very refreshing.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Reply To This Comment

wow - looks yum...
I have eaten this - love it...

GEETHA ACHAL said... Reply To This Comment

மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...Bookmarked...

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

I have heard a lot about this but never ate or prepared it..now I have the recipe..book marking:)

US Masala

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

mouthwatering dessert:-)

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

nivedita said... Reply To This Comment

I loved these when I was in UAE but never dared to try these at home.
Thanks and should I say I have book marked it.

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious and tempting !

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

wow wow..i want it right now.Book marked Priya..

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Basboosa is very lovely (so is the name!)!

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kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Thank you for sharing this lovely Arabic dessert! I love almonds and I think this is just great!

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

These really are lovely looking. I'd love to have one of these pastries. I'll wager they are delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

dessert looks awesome n very new too ...thanks for sharing

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

wow, that looks mouth watering. I need to try it sometime :)

swapna said... Reply To This Comment

Love it...its totally new to me!!! Delicious...

Alessandra said... Reply To This Comment

Oh I love so much these kinds of desserts!!! They are becoming popular in Italy to now, although in the south of Italy and in some coastal cities there are already many desserts that are a little similar (due to history and contacts with the Middle East), but I really love to try this one with Orange blossom water.

Kamalika said... Reply To This Comment

New kind of dish to me...loved the recipe....bookmarked....thanks for the birthday wish....

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said... Reply To This Comment

looks inviting n mouthwatering..a must try...thanks darling..drooooolworthy pics too dear...

Sadhana said... Reply To This Comment

That looks awesome!!!

kothiyavunu.com said... Reply To This Comment

wow, wonderuful new dessert recipe priya..looks tempting..bookmarked, thx for sharing.

Suman Singh said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful dessert..perfect with some tea or coffee..looks so inviting.

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

that looks terrific..something new and interesting..

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

looks inviting..
I have a question Priya. Do u mean Semolina flour or very fine Semolina?

Nitha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious...

Leena said... Reply To This Comment

love middle eastern dishes,looks inviting..yumm..

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

lovely and inviting!

sonu said... Reply To This Comment

this looks so cute and yum !

Sangi said... Reply To This Comment

I too made this cake and posted it in my blog just now.. But I made the Egyptian version of it.. Your basboosa looks yummy...

Nithu Bala said... Reply To This Comment

Loved the sweet..looks yum..

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

I know how good it would have tasted...delicious dessert!

Satrupa said... Reply To This Comment

U tickled my sweet taste buds :) Luv them

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.I too had seen this.Excellent entry Priya.

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

Heard about it, never tried!!!! Looks yummy priya :)

BangaloreBaker said... Reply To This Comment

Nice one. I had not heard of this. Thanks for the entry.

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

சூப்பர் டெசர்ட்...

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

mouthwatering basboosa!! Thanks for sending to my event

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Something new and interesting..looks fabulous

NIDHYA said... Reply To This Comment

wow! this is awesome.. i love basboosa a lot... never thought i would come across a recipe for the same. You have nailed it. Great dessert. Glad to follow you.

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Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

lovely and unique dessert !!

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Just great,looks yum.Thanks for sharing,.