“Basbousa” – Arabic sweetness

“Basbousa” – Arabic sweetness.

Basbousa – known Arab sweetness is delicious soft crumbly cake soaked in syrup. In general, basbousa bit like a traditional cake manna. Different basbousa a sweet, crumbly and moist texture.

All Arab sweets are very sweet, so this pie it would be desirable to put in a cup of sugar syrup. But I do not like cloyingly sweet, so put in half a cup of sugar syrup, as for me it happened at the time.




– 1 cup flour
– 1 cup semolina
– 1 cup of sugar
– 1 cup of coconut
– 1 cup of yogurt (or yogurt with no additives)
– 1 cup vegetable oil odorless
– 1 egg
– 2 tsp vanilla sugar
– 2 tsp baking powder
– 20 pcs. almond kernels for decoration (optional)

1/2 cup sugar
– 1/2 cup water
– 2 tbsp lemon juice


1.In the capacity to put the flour, semolina, sugar and coconut.
There also vanilla sugar, baking powder, mix well.
2.Vlit yogurt (or yogurt), vegetable oil.
3.Yaytso lightly beaten with a fork (in the same glass, all of which was measured).
Pour in the total weight of the egg.
All thoroughly mixed, the dough of medium thickness is obtained.
4.Formu grease (I use a form 25×25 cm, it is desirable to use a form of not smaller to basbousa not turned out too high).
5.Vylit batter, shake the form to the batter evenly distributed.
6.Sverhu evenly spread out almonds (do not need to be pressed).
7.Postavit in preheated 180 degree oven. Bake for about 40 minutes.
8.Srazu proceed to cook the syrup, so that he had time to cool down.
In a small saucepan put the sugar, water, lemon juice (2 tbsp I used about 1/3 of the lemon).
Bring to the boil, stirring all the time, pokipyatit 2-3 minutes. Ready syrup cool.
9.Vypechenny cake cool slightly, about 20 minutes.
10.Ostrym knife to cut the cake into rectangles directly in the form to the center of each piece was for nuts.
11.Polit hot cake cooled down syrup with a spoon (well to moisten the entire surface of the cake, including nuts and pour a little syrup in sections).
The cake is completely cool.
12.Hranit basbousa necessarily wrapped in a package that she stay longer soft and crumbly.

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