Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups semolina
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 3 cups sugar
- 4 1⁄2 cups water
- vanilla essence
- Syrup: boil ingredients.
- Melt butter and sugar and beat for 5 minutes, then add eggs one by one mixing in between.
- Mix flour and semolina and add to egg mixture gradually.
- Pour into greased pan, and bake 40-45 minutes at 400 degrees.
- When baked, cut into diamond shapes and pour syrup over the cake (make sure the syrup and the cake are both hot).
- Crushed walnuts may be sprinkled on top of the mixture before baking or lemon or orange rind may be added to the mixture before cooking.
I halved this recipe and made it this afternoon(have been thinking alot about you and Chris and praying for both of you) using 2 eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup margarine(as a substitute for butter), 1 cup semolina and 1/2 cup self-rising flour. By the way, I was a little nervous as this is my FIRST recipe made using self-rising flour out of the packet. For the syrup I used 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 2 1/4 cups of water and 1/2 tsp. of vanilla essence. As directed by you, I poured the hot syrup over the cake about 2-3 minutes after I removed it from my cake tin. This cake took exactly 40 minutes to bake in my AMC Dutch Oven. My God, this is just sooooooooo yummmmy!! My dad is going to love you for this. I have just finished making this and I "had to" taste a little, ofcourse, how can I resist one of your recipes;) I promise I took just a veryyy small bite, wow, you know what words came to my mind, "You must be blessed!" What a romance this recipe can stir up when on the tongue of a sweetaholic! Hahaha! It's worth every star I'm giving you for it and infact many many more. Infact, this is worth entering into a recipe contest! Thank You sooooooooooo much for an incredibly addictive and simple dessert. Now for an UPDATE!! Y'day evening when I served this to dad, I gave him just about a one inch piece. He had it and exclaimed, "WOW, THIS IS LOVELY! CAN I HAVE SOME MORE?!!" And, then, he had 1 huge piece;) Later in the evening, I served it to the guys who work with him in the office, and they loved it. I did pack 3 pieces for one guy's wife:) This is a real keeper! Thank YOU very very much for posting this recipe. And now for another update! I had one huge piece of this cake left in my refrigerator and since mom can't have sweets and I have a bad stomach problem, I thought of sharing it with my birdies today;) And, you wont believe what happened - I put out the piece and a crow was already there ready to eat. I watched from a little distance in my terrace. Oh the crow loved it. Within seconds, it was joined by another crow and then they both were enjoying the cake! Later, I fed them white milk bread and then they flew off. Then, the pigoens had a treat feasting on the cake that remained! This recipe is really awesome! A big THANK YOU from the Crows and Pigeons of Oman to You:)