By Mirj on October 29, 2003
"Basboosa are thin semolina squares covered in a honey and lemon syrup. Very Middle Eastern, this goes great with some sweet Turkish coffee or some mint tea."
Serving Size: 1 (93 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
"Hmmm, wasn't like the Basboosa we make/are used to... Syrup's the same, but I make the cake with 1 cup semolina, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup yogurt, 2 tbs baking powder, 1 cup butter."
"My family liked it very much, but I didn't make exactly as Mirj's recipe says. I add half of liter of yoghurt (with almost one full cup of milk). Still I feel it was a little too dry for my taste. so next time (as I said, they liked it very much), I'll make nearly twice as much syrup and leave it over night to soak. And it's definitely not too much lemon, not even with all that yoghurt. "
"I did not like it. It is not even close to a real basboosa, it was not even slightly fluffy. My advise is to use 2 cups plain yoghurt, but not milk, then basboosa is not hard. And do not use this huge amount of lemon juice, 1-2 teaspoons are enough."
"YUM! Thats all I can say! YUMMMMMMM!!! This is addictive and heavenly! I gave some away to some coworkers and some of my fiance's classmates, and it was enjoyed by all. Its so tasty, and just sweet enough; great with tea, just as you said! Thanks for this recipe! :D"