Basbousa(بسبوسة)

Recipe by najwa
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  • Melt butter, allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Combine sugar and buttermilk in a large bowl.
  • Combine the semolina, vanilla, baking powder and baking soda in a separate bowl.
  • Add semolina mixture to buttermilk mixture, mix well, then add melted butter, and mix well.
  • Spray an 11x7 inch pan with cooking spray, pour in the mixture; You may also use a 13x9 inch pan, and bake for 25 minutes instead of 30.
  • Let sit for 20 minutes.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, pour sugar syrup over it while still warm.
  • This is usually served with tea or coffee.
  • ------ Sugar Syrup ----------.
  • Combine sugar, water and juice of half a lemon in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20-25 minutes, mixture should thicken when it cools.
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