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:

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

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  2. mouthwatering and delicious Priya

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

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  4. mouthwatering n yummy dessert...

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

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

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  7. looks yum, very interesting as well.

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

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  9. A very interesting sweet dish! Looks yumm!

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...Bookmarked...

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

    US Masala

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  14. 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.

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  15. Looks delicious and tempting !

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

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

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  18. 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

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

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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

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

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  22. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  27. that looks terrific..something new and interesting..

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

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

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  30. 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...

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

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  32. U tickled my sweet taste buds :) Luv them

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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  36. சூப்பர் டெசர்ட்...

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  37. mouthwatering basboosa!! Thanks for sending to my event

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  38. Something new and interesting..looks fabulous

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  39. 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.

    http://aaha-oho.blogspot.com/

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  40. Just great,looks yum.Thanks for sharing,.

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